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Winning Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts, marking largest ever single prize in US history

Posted: 1:02 AM, Aug 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-24 12:35:08Z

Wednesday's massive Powerball drawing had one winning ticket.  

A winning ticket was sold on Wednesday in Massachusetts, marking the largest-ever single winner of a jackpot. The Massachusetts State Lottery incorrectly initially reported where the winning Powerball ticket was sold. The ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the lottery reported. 

 

 

The total jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball at $758.7 million. Here are the winning numbers from Wednesday’s jackpot:

6-7-16-23-26

The Powerball was:

4

Although Wednesday's total jackpot was considered the second-largest ever in US history, the previous record, a January 2016 drawing worth $1.6 billion, was split among three winners.

The previous largest single lottery payout in the United States was in 2013, as an 84-year-old Florida woman claimed a $590.5 million Powerball jackpot. 

The next Powerball jackpot will go back to $40 million on Saturday.