Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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1 ticket wins $425.4 million Powerball jackpot.

No Powerball record this time either.

The jackpot, sixth biggest in U.S. history, ended its eight-week run at $425.4 million for the annuity, $242.2 million for the cash, on Wednesday night, when all the numbers were matched by a single ticket sold in California.

The numbers: 1, 17, 35, 49 and 54, with a Powerball of 34.

The lucky ticket was sold at the Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, a town north of San Jose.

Four of the five bigger jackpots were split, so only one person had a bigger payday, a Florida woman who hit Powerball's biggest jackpot ever in May 2013. The annuity was $590.5 million, but she took the cash: $370.9 million.

See: "Biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history"

In the latest drawing, Texas had a $2 million winner, who matched the first five numbers while having the Power Play prize-boosting option.

Seventeen other Powerball tickets in a dozen states matched the first five, winning $1 million, except for two sold in California. They're worth $1,444,906 apiece under that state's pari-mutuel system.

New York, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida each had two $1 million winners, while Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, Indiana and Arizona each had one.

The Pennsylvania ticket was sold at Stefko Mini Mart, 1907 Stefko Blvd., in Bethlehem, Northampton County.

The jackpot reboots at $40 million for Saturday night's drawing.

If Wednesday night's jackpot had rolled over, it might have challenged that May Powerball record. Instead, it's the third straight jackpot to get hit after being estimated at $400 million. August and September jackpots finished at $448.4 million and $399.4 million, respectively.

Mega Millions rolls over. The jackpot rose to $172 million for the annuity, $94 million for the cash, when no one matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday night: 23, 29, 31, 37 and 70, with a Mega Ball of 14. It's just the third jackpot since October, when the game revised its rules to make huge jackpots more likely. The Dec. 17 jackpot reached $648 million, the second biggest annuity ever, behind only the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot of March 30, 2012.

The next drawing is Friday night.

For more, go to's lottery page, or the websites for Powerball or Mega Millions.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or



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