Single ticket wins $202 million 'Powerball' lottery 0
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A single ticket sold in Iowa matched all five numbers and the red "Powerball" to win a $202.1 million lottery jackpot, lottery officials said on Thursday.
The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday night were 13, 26, 39, 41, 42, and the red Powerball 10. The odds of having a winning ticket were one in 175 million, according to the lottery.
The winning ticket was sold at a Casey's General Store in Bondurant, Iowa, officials said.
Iowa Lottery officials said it was the second-biggest lottery winner in state history, behind one in June when 20 co-workers in Cedar Rapids won a $241 million jackpot. They opted to take a lump-sum payment of $160.3 million before taxes.
Another Iowa player won a $1 million Powerball prize Wednesday, matching all five of the regular numbers, but not the red Powerball number. That ticket was sold at a Casey's in Williamsburg, Iowa.
The largest U.S. jackpot was a $656 million prize claimed in March by the owners of three winning tickets in the MegaMillions multistate game. Wednesday's Powerball prize did not break the top 25 for the history of the game, which is played in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.