$758.7 million Powerball jackpot winner has come forward to claim prize

Posted at 1:21 AM, Aug 24, 2017

If you want to be an instant millionaire, you need to have some relatives living in Massachusetts.

One ticket sold in the Bay State won Wednesday’s $758.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $480.5 million.

Massachusetts State Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts and the winner has come forward to claim their prize. No other details about the winner have been released at this time. 

The jackpot is the largest ever for a single ticket surpassing the $370.9 million prize won by 84-year-old Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills in May 2013.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. It was only surpassed by the record $1.58 billion dollar jackpot on January 13, 2016.

There had been 20 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner since a ticket sold in Sun City, California, matched all six numbers in the $447 million Powerball jackpot drawing on June 10.

Wednesday's numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 with 4 as the Powerball. The multiplier was four times.

There were a total of 732,283 winning tickets sold in Florida for Wednesday's drawing. Three tickets sold in the state matched all five and are worth $1 million. Twenty-eight tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball and are each worth at least $50,000.

The Powerball jackpot now resets to $40 million for Saturday’s drawing because a winning ticket was selected. The deadline to buy tickets in Florida is 10:00 p.m. EST.

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