We’ve spent over two months watching Powerball roll over and wondered how large the jackpot’s going to get this time around, and we’ve finally got an answer last night. A life-changing $420.000.000 windfall was won by one lucky punter from Tennessee and the jackpot has been reset to $40.000.000.
The winning numbers that enabled this amazing victory on November 26th were 17, 19, 21, 37 and 44 plus the Power Ball 16. The jackpot soared from $403.000.000 to a reported $420.900.000 on Saturday night due to a spate of late ticket-buying. This magnificent windfall was collected by one Tennessee resident, but Saturday proved to be a fruitful night for around 1.840.000 players who managed to scoop prizes of smaller value. The luckiest of the bunch was a North Carolina resident who became $2.000.000 richer thanks to adding the Power Play option to their Match 5 winning ticket. Two players from Minnesota and Pennsylvania, who also matched the five main numbers but hadn’t used the Power Play, ended up scooping $1.000.000 each. The sum of all non-jackpot prizes won that night amounts to over $17.000.000.
This is the sixth time in Powerball history that the jackpot went to Tennessee. The largest one was won by Lisa and John Robinson who shared the record-breaking $1.580.000.000 pay-out with another two ticket holders back on January 13th.
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