Winning $487 million Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire
NEW YORK — The lone winning ticket for the fifth largest Powerball of all time was sold in New Hampshire.
The numbers drawn Saturday night for the estimated $487 million jackpot were 11, 17, 21, 23 and 32 — and the Powerball was 5.
A ticket sold in Colorado matched four numbers plus the Powerball. That ticket is worth $50,000. It was sold at King Soopers on Quail Street in Lakewood.
No further details about the winning ticket were available early Sunday.
The jackpot is number eight on the list of biggest lottery prizes ever in the United States. The current jackpot has been growing since May 11, with 23 consecutive drawings that have failed to produce a grand prize winner.
Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virigin Islands. Tickets cost $2.
This is the third Powerball jackpot in 2016 to crack the list of the 10 largest U.S. lottery prizes of all time. That includes a $1.6 billion grand prize that was claimed in January, which was the biggest ever in U.S. history.
The frequency of huge jackpots has increased because of a rule change in October 2015, which made the odds of winning worse.
Powerball has yielded bigger jackpots this year compared with Mega Millions, which is another multi-state lottery.
The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers and getting the grand prize are about 1 in 292 million.