Monday, February 8, 2016

Powerball tops $300 million, $2 million won in Pennsylvania

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File photo: Tony Valdez shows off a Powerball lottery ticket he purchased on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in San Antonio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
File photo: Tony Valdez shows off a Powerball lottery ticket he purchased on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Powerball's wild year has produced yet another $300 million-topping jackpot.

In its history, Powerball has now had 11, and four of them have happened this year, five of them in the past 10 months.

Powerball set its all-time record in May, when a Florida woman hit a jackpot with an annuity value of $590.5 million. She took the cash, worth $370.9 mllion before taxes.

Saturday's jackpot will be worth $317 million for the annuity, $176.3 million for the cash, because no one hit all the numbers drawn Wednesday night: 11, 19, 33, 42 and 52, with a Powerball of 33.

The biggest winner was a ticket sold in Bucks County, at the Sunoco A Plus at 620 Bristol Rd. in  Trevose. The ticket, which scored $2 million for matching the first five numbers while having the Power Play multiplier option.

See: Two Cash 5 jackpots hit in suburbs

Winning $1 million for matching the first five without the Powerplay were tickets sold in New York, Indiana, Georgia, Maine and Nebraska.

The next Powerball drawing will be Saturday night.

The biggest jackpot in U.S. history was Mega Millions' $656 million annuity, won by three tickets in March 2012. It also set the record for cash payouts: $471 million.

See: Biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history

For more, go to Philly.com's lottery page or Powerball.com.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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