Largest jackpot won by single ticket
DES MOINES, Iowa- Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot claimed by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.
In a statement early Thursday, McIntyre also says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 more are worth $1 million.
The lucky numbers for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.
The Massachusetts State Lottery announced on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold in Chicopee.
The owner of the store that sold the lone winning Powerball ticket says he's donating the store's $50,000 prize to several local charities. Bob Bolduc owns the Pride store chain.
He says once they heard that the winning ticket was sold Wednesday afternoon, store workers looked it up on the surveillance video and believe the winner was a middle-aged woman.
Bolduc says they're happy for the customer, and happy for the charities. The lottery says the winner still had not come forward as of midmorning Thursday.
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