Single winning Powerball ticket for $700M sold in Massachusetts

By Ray Downs  |  Aug. 24, 2017 at 12:14 AM
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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A single winner from Massachusetts won more than $700 million in the second-largest Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, the lottery said.

The winning Powerball numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and Powerball 4.

In addition to the single winner in Massachusetts, who has yet to be publicly identified, 40 people won more than $1 million in prizes as 34 people matched four numbers and six people matched five numbers.

The jackpot winner will have the option of receiving an immediate lump sum of more than $400 million or get the entire amount doled out over a course of 29 years.

The Powerball was available in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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