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Winners in Iowa, New York to share $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot

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By Todd Northrop

Two winning tickets sold in Iowa and New York will split the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history.

The winning numbers for the $687.8 million prize were 8, 12, 13, 19, and 27, with Powerball number 4. The Power Play was 3.

The lump-sum cash payout option is $396.2 million.

The winning ticket in New York was sold at the West Harlem Deli at 2040 5th Ave in West Harlem, Manhattan. Iowa's jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at Casey's at 425 Second St. in Redfield, a community of about 830 west of Des Moines.

The final jackpot amount was a whopping $62.2 million less than amount the lotteries were expecting. On Thursday, the Powerball jackpot estimate was increased to $750 million after nobody won the previous $602.5 million grand prize — but as the final amount of $687.8 million illustrates, that was only an estimation. It is not common for the lotteries to overestimate the jackpot to this degree.

Powerball jackpot winners can choose to receive their prizes in annuitized payments over time or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. The New York and Iowa winners do not have to choose the same option, as each will receive half of last night's jackpot. That breaks down to $343.9 million annuity, or $198.1 million lump-sum option, for each.

In addition to the New Hampshire jackpot winner, 15 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Colorado, 2 from Florida (1 with Power Play), 1 from Kentucky, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Ohio, and 3 from Texas (1 with Power Play).

Two of the second-prize tickets — one each from Florida and Texas — were purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1. Their prizes will be doubled to $2 million.

Power Play is available in all jurisdictions that sell Powerball except California. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

190 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 35 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $150,000, and 20 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $11,385 this drawing.

In all, more than 3.5 million tickets, including the jackpot winners, won prizes from Saturday's drawing. A total of $53,910,962 in prizes were awarded to all the non-jackpot winners.

Last year, a woman from Chicopee, Mass., won a $758 million Powerball jackpot and received a lump-sum payment of $480 million after choosing the cash option. In 2016, three winners from California, Florida and Tennessee split a jackpot prize of nearly $1.6 billion.

The drawing comes on the heels of a near-record $1.5 billion Mega Millions drawing earlier this week. The jackpot was won by a single ticket in South Carolina.

The largest lottery drawing in history remains a Powerball jackpot worth $1.59 billion held in January 2016. The second-largest ever was the Mega Millions drawing this week, and the third largest is a $758 million Powerball jackpot in August 2017. (The full top 25 list is below.)

The game started as Lotto America in the late 1980s and was changed and renamed Powerball in the early 1990s. It's one of two big jackpot games played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Because of the winner this drawing, the Powerball jackpot is reset back to $40 million for the drawing to be held Wednesday night.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Saturday's Powerball jackpot was the 4th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States, and the 3rd-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018 - South Carolina
  3. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 - Massachusetts
  4. Powerball: $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018 - Iowa, New York
  5. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  6. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
  7. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
  8. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
  9. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  10. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 - New Hampshire
  11. Mega Millions: $543 million, Jul. 24, 2018 - California
  12. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 - Indiana
  13. Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 - New Jersey
  14. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
  15. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 - Pennsylvania
  16. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. 5, 2018 - Florida
  17. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  18. Powerball: $447.8 million, Jun. 10, 2017 - California
  19. Powerball: $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017 - Indiana
  20. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 - New Jersey
  21. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
  22. Powerball: $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016 - Tennessee
  23. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
  24. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
  25. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 - Illinois

The number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: 9

Top 25 cash value jackpots

Saturday's Powerball cash value ranks as the 5th-largest cash value of all time, and the 3rd-largest Powerball cash value in the game's history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $877.8 million cash, Oct. 23, 2018 ($1.537 billion annuity) - South Carolina
  3. Powerball: $480.5 million cash, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) - Massachusetts
  4. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  5. Powerball: $396.2 million cash, Oct. 27, 2018 ($687.8 million annuity) - Iowa, New York
  6. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  7. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  8. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  9. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  10. Powerball: $352 million cash, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  11. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  12. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  13. Mega Millions: $324 million cash, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) - New Jersey
  14. Mega Millions: $320.5 million cash, Jul. 24, 2018 ($543 million annuity) - California
  15. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
  16. Mega Millions: $281.9 million cash, Jan. 5, 2018 ($451 million annuity) - Florida
  17. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California
  18. Powerball: $273.9 million cash, Mar. 17, 2018 ($456.7 million annuity) - Pennsylvania
  19. Powerball: $263.5 million cash, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.3 million annuity) - Indiana
  20. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  21. Powerball: $254.7 million cash, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.9 million annuity) - Tennessee
  22. Mega Millions: $246.5 million cash, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) - Illinois
  23. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
  24. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
  25. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland

The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 14
  • Mega Millions: 11

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Posted: October 28, 2018, 9:29 am - IP Logged

Congrats to All the Winners!

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    Posted: October 28, 2018, 9:40 am - IP Logged

    This is crazy , but in both the latest Mega and the Powerball -  the lotteries OVERSTATED the prize value by $62.2+ million.  To be off by 9%+ is ridiculous. Sorry but as a retired actuary I don't that you can have that margin of error on two draws in a row.   In the meantime, congratulations to the winners.

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      Posted: October 28, 2018, 9:45 am - IP Logged

      Supposedly, but my thought is Orwells 1984 is here. "and they shall live for the Game!" But the net net difference is $12 million each for the 2 winners.  Audits should be done to ensure that there isn't skimming going on. Wouldn't be the first time.

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        Posted: October 28, 2018, 10:09 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winners!  all birthday numbers also!  so I'm surprised there were only 2 winners.

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          Posted: October 28, 2018, 10:16 am - IP Logged

          It does look like b-day numbers.  I checked TX and the 3 tkts that won the 2nd prize were quick picks! Strange huh?

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            Posted: October 28, 2018, 10:21 am - IP Logged

            This is crazy , but in both the latest Mega and the Powerball -  the lotteries OVERSTATED the prize value by $62.2+ million.  To be off by 9%+ is ridiculous. Sorry but as a retired actuary I don't that you can have that margin of error on two draws in a row.   In the meantime, congratulations to the winners.

            I thought the same thing.  Knowing it is an estimated jackpot this was a bit much to be underestimated.   

            Hoping it was a Soldier from my old stomping grounds that won $1 million in Radcliff, KY (Ft Knox).

            $4 won in Ohio.

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              Posted: October 28, 2018, 11:12 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to All the Winners!

              Thanks.

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                Posted: October 28, 2018, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winners.

                To the MUSL,

                Stop over stating the jackpot and state the real amount, your credibility is starting to stink.

                I guess we can add "The MM / PB jackpot is...." to one size fits all and your check is in the mail.

                Bang Head

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: October 28, 2018, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the winners.

                  To the MUSL,

                  Stop over stating the jackpot and state the real amount, your credibility is starting to stink.

                  I guess we can add "The MM / PB jackpot is...." to one size fits all and your check is in the mail.

                  Bang Head

                  Was hoping again dozens and dozens per multiple states won 2nd prize or even 4 numbers with Mega or P-Ball this week.

                  I see again its not happening. and COIN TOSS my dad was saying this today at the breakfast table with mom, about "credibility" is not

                  Powerball and Mega's best trait and how he don't trust it lol

                   

                  Dad still saying, that is why it is all rigged Cassie, when only 1 or 2 win(should be much more winning each time over 100 million)

                  i am starting to believe him, more and i only bought at times 1...This high i did buy couple. had 3 #s. 

                   

                  But i am happy for the iowa family who won.

                   

                  DanceAnd i think Spanish Harlem its called, or Harlem so i am happy some 1 out there won, and i am sure it's a family who really in NYC would need it and

                  pray they do invest and put it all to good use, as i am sure they will. So happy for em'..." I only bought two, as i am not into pb or mm that much

                  because of what my father say, i kinda think more and more its true, but good luck to those who play regularly powerball and mega $$$ ..have a great

                  day."See Ya!

                  0860=  $6,200.00

                  5593:= $2086.00

                  7-6-8-9 =$8,100.00

                   

                  Key  #s:

                  1031 1034  1061 0131 0620 0688, 8026 8062 6674 7664

                  1897 1359 3195, 4764 3193 5464 1215 1590 1935 4774

                  5593 7848 1013 9170 3009 3449  9531 9315 7447 8620

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                    Posted: October 28, 2018, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the winners. Now let's see about the lotto America jackpot. $10.4 million as of right now.

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                      Posted: October 28, 2018, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                       I'm now on the lotto america train.  Yesterday I bought 3 tickets for 10 draws while I was up in idaho

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                        Posted: October 28, 2018, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulations to the winners!! 

                         I will be happy with any size jackpot. Even one million dollars after all taxes would mean twenty years of $50,000.00 per year. That is fifty grand that I do not have now.

                         Good Luck to all! Wink

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                          Posted: October 28, 2018, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                          190 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 35 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $150,000, and 20 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $11,385 this drawing.   

                          You guys out there sure get screwed over.  Chair That's one law that needs to be changed, PDQ.

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                          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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                            Posted: October 28, 2018, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                            190 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 35 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $150,000, and 20 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $11,385 this drawing.   

                            You guys out there sure get screwed over.  Chair That's one law that needs to be changed, PDQ.

                            Well G, the formulation of the lottery payout system was NOT put on the ballot, so we had no input in that whatsoever. On the otherhand, l may feel screwed over *IF l won,but l didn't. But your concern is noted.

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