Florida ticket wins $2 million as Powerball jackpot swells to $430 million

  • Florida ticket wins $2 million as Powerball jackpot swells to $430 million

Florida ticket wins $2 million as Powerball jackpot swells to $430 million

A person who bought a ticket at the Stop & Shop in East Wareham matched all five numbers in Wednesday night's drawing but did not hit the Powerball, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.

On Oct. 17, Ronnie Parker of Dawson Springs cashed a $1 million ticket from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

Nobody matched all six Powerball numbers during Wednesday evening's drawings, so the jackpot rolls again.

The Mega Millions jackpot stands at $900 million, and will likely go up before Friday's drawing. "That winning retailer was Safeway located at 15 Marina Blvd", said the California Lottery.

To win both, the odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, the report noted.

"Since these changes, three of the six largest Mega Millions jackpots have been paid out", he says.

They are among the 2,191,856 people across the country who won prizes after Wednesday's drawing, majority winning the lowest possible prize of $4, according to the Powerball.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won.

On top of that, Ascienzo adds, Mega Millions also doubled its ticket price to $2, which has also contributed to the growth. The winning ticket was purchased at Minit Mart on Leestown Road.

One ticket with the Powerplay option is worth $150,000. Almost all winners opt for cash, but the annuity has advantages, as it reduces the tax bill a little and offers a stable flow of income that climbs by 5 percent annually, AP noted. In Arizona, people who win more than $600 can keep their names secret for 90 days after claiming prizes, but after that names are public record.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand prize victor since August 11.