A single winning Powerball ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California and will claim an estimated US$447.8 million jackpot, lottery officials said.
It was not immediately known where the ticket that will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in US history was sold, according to Powerball spokesman Randy Miller.
The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night were 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3.
Miller said the estimated jackpot prize is based on a winner choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The cash prize would be US$279.1 million. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted.
Before the drawing Saturday night the jackpot was estimated at US$435 million. The jackpot had grown because no one had matched all the numbers since April 1.
The odds of winning Saturday’s drawing were only one in 292.2 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. –AP
(US$1 = RM4.26)