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One winner in $260 million Powerball jackpot

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One person in Tennessee is $259.8 million richer after picking the winning numbers in the Wednesday Powerball lottery drawing.

The winning numbers drawn for the multi-state lottery's jackpot are 14, 18, 25, 33, and 49, with Powerball number 23. The Tennessee lottery website said the winning ticket was sold in Knoxville.

If the winner chooses the cash payout, it would be worth $153.5 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.  The Powerball jackpot has been climbing since April 26.  There were 14 consecutive drawings conducted without a winner before it was hit Wednesday night.

The $259.8 million annuity is the 35th-largest jackpot ever won in the United States, and Powerball's 19th-largest in game history.  The lump-sum cash value of #153.5 million is the 30th-largest ever seen in United States lottery history, and the 14th-largest ever for the Powerball game.

In the last two years, Powerball prizes have increased considerably, due to ticket prices doubling to $2, and California, the nation's most populous state, joining 42 other states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands in playing the game.

The biggest winner in the history of Powerball took home $590 million before taxes after purchasing a winning ticket in May 2013 in Florida.

In August 2013, a Powerball jackpot worth $448 million was shared by three winning tickets held by a man in Ham Lake, Minn., a man in Monmouth Junction, N.J., and a group of 16 co-workers in Ocean County, N.J.

The largest lottery jackpot ever was a Mega Millions drawing in 2012 for $656 million. That prize was split among winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: June 12, 2014, 7:56 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the winner(s)!

 

rdgrnr?  Did ya finally hit one?

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    Posted: June 12, 2014, 8:19 am - IP Logged

    Wishing we could get a powerball winner in north carolina

    4 year drought here... Anyways congrats to the winner

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      Posted: June 12, 2014, 8:25 am - IP Logged

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        He who dies with the most toys WINS!!!.

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        Posted: June 12, 2014, 8:32 am - IP Logged

        The dragon lady, is about to make an entrance, and claim responsibility, for making it happen.

        Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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          Posted: June 12, 2014, 8:56 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky winner.

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            Posted: June 12, 2014, 9:23 am - IP Logged

            Boo Ya  for Knoxville Tennessee  winner. He they invest wisely. 

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              Posted: June 12, 2014, 9:30 am - IP Logged

              Congratulation to the wiiner/s....... Thumbs Up hope it's you RidgeBig Grin

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                Posted: June 12, 2014, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to the lucky winner!

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                  Posted: June 12, 2014, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                  Well, congratulations to the winner. 

                   

                  Hmmmm, my brother lives in Knoxville.   Maybe I should give him a call.....

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                    Posted: June 12, 2014, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                    SEE

                    It is fixed!

                    Tennessee always wins!

                    Ooooooooooops LOL

                    Congrats to the winner! Cheers

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                      Posted: June 12, 2014, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                      She needed a sale booster,she got one.

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                        Posted: June 12, 2014, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the winner(s)!

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                          Posted: June 12, 2014, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                          Hope it's Ridge.

                          Finally came down from your Mountain retreat huh Rider!

                          Congratulations to all!

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                            Posted: June 12, 2014, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Hope it's Ridge.

                            Finally came down from your Mountain retreat huh Rider!

                            Congratulations to all!

                            Maybe it is!! 

                            Congratulations to the lucky winner.