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$700M Powerball winner bought ticket in Massachusetts, lottery says

$700M Powerball winner bought ticket in Massachusetts, lottery says

Are you feeling lucky? In New York state on Wednesday, people were spending more than $1 million an hour purchasing Powerball tickets.

Colo. Springs, CO - At a staggering $700 million, people across the country will tune in to see if their ticket is the victor of the second largest Powerball grand prize in history.

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The odds of having a ticket with all six winning numbers for tonights Powerball Jackpot are one in 292 million.

Wednesday night's numbers were 7, 26, 16, 23, 06, and the powerplay number was 04 x4.

There is no word yet if there is a victor (or winners). The game's record setting jackpot came in at a whopping $1.5 billion and was split between winners in Florida, Tennessee and California back in January of 2016. I've paid winners who bought 100 tickets. "There's no way I could have that much money and not do something to make a difference, right?"

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Two years ago the lottery changed its matrix. A $448 million prize was claimed in June, and a $435 million jackpot was won in February.

Experts believe that there will likely be a Powerball victor after Wednesday's drawing, with ticket sales so high that most combinations have been selected. State taxes vary, so the amount winners will pay in taxes depend on where they play.

A victor who opts for a cash payout would get $480.5 million, minus taxes. After federal taxes, you will take home $332,475,000 (before state taxes).

"We had a $50,000 victor on Powerball just two weeks ago", said Anna Simpson, Owner of the store.

"I come in here to play the Powerball, which I think I'll be the victor tonight", said Richard Sackett of Greensburg, who liked his odds of winning the second-largest Powerball jackpot in history.

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