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Two winners in New York and Iowa claim $687.8 million Powerball jackpot

Two winners in New York and Iowa claim $687.8million Powerball jackpot – the third largest in history

  • Saturday night’s drawing produced numbers 8, 12, 13, 19, 27 and Powerball of 04
  • The winning ticket in New York was sold at a deli in West Harlem in Manhattan
  • Iowa is expected to announce where its winning ticket was sold on Sunday
  • Last week a $1.537billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot was claimed with a ticket sold in South Carolina

Two winners in New York and Iowa have claimed a $687.8million Powerball jackpot – the third largest in the game’s history.

The numbers drawn Saturday night are 8, 12, 13, 19, 27 and Powerball of 04.

Two winning tickets were announced early Sunday, one sold in Iowa and a second in New York. No winners immediately stepped forward. More winning tickets could be announced as results come in.

The winning ticket in New York was sold at a deli in West Harlem. Iowa is expected to announce where its winning ticket was sold sometime Sunday morning.

Two winners in New York and Iowa have claimed a $687.8million Powerball jackpot – the third largest in the game’s history. Pictured: The West Harlem deli where one of the tickets was sold

This is the second astronomical lottery draw this week, with the $1.537billion Mega Millions lottery drawn on Tuesday with one winning ticket sold in South Carolina.

The winner or winners of the Mega Millions $2 ticket have not yet stepped forward publicly. The prize is just shy of the world record.

The winners of Saturday’s Powerball will have the option of sharing an immediate cash payment of $198.1million each, sharing the $687.8million prize paid out over 29 years, or a separate combination of the jackpot, according to the lottery.

Saturday’s prize was slightly lower than the $750million estimated earlier in the week.  

Two tickets sold in Texas and Florida also reportedly won $2million for matching the five white balls with the added Power Play, and at least nine won $1million for matching all five white balls. 

Powerball lottery tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball is 1 in 292 million.

States receive a percentage of lottery ticket sales and use the money to support public schools or to meet other needs.

The Powerball jackpot is the second astronomical lottery draw this week, with the $1.537billion Mega Millions lottery drawn Tuesday with one winning ticket sold in South Carolina

The Powerball jackpot is the second astronomical lottery draw this week, with the $1.537billion Mega Millions lottery drawn Tuesday with one winning ticket sold in South Carolina

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