Indiana Player Wins $435 Million Powerball Jackpot

A lucky ticket holder from Indiana has become the first Powerball jackpot winner of 2017 after landing an incredible $435.3 million in last night’s draw. It is the seventh largest prize to have ever been given away on the game, and the biggest since a player from New Hampshire scooped $487 million on 30th July last year.

Indiana Player Wins $435 Million Powerball Jackpot

The numbers drawn were 10, 13, 28, 52 and 61, with Powerball 2. A late surge of ticket sales drove the jackpot far beyond the estimated $403 million, and a single participant managed to match the full winning line to grab the life-changing prize.

It is the first time the jackpot has been won in Indiana since 2011, and the largest Powerball prize to have ever been registered in the Hoosier State. There have now been 39 jackpot winners from Indiana, strengthening its position as the most successful state in Powerball history.

The winner will have 180 days to come forward and claim their money, and can choose between taking the full amount in annual instalments over the next 29 years or accepting a one-off cash payment, estimated at $244 million.

As the wait goes on for the winner to contact lottery officials, the jackpot will now reset to $40 million for the next draw on Saturday night. The game can be played online now, or via authorised retailers in participating states and jurisdictions.

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Article Last Modified: Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:58:00+00:00
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