3 Winning Tickets in $448M Powerball Lottery

by Christopher Freeburn | August 8, 2013 9:18 am

Powerball 112512L 3 Winning Tickets in $448M Powerball Lottery[1]America has at least three new multimillionaires[2].

There were three winning tickets sold for last night’s Powerball lottery drawing. Two tickers were sold in New Jersey and one was purchased in Minnesota. The lucky ticket holders will split a $448 million jackpot, the Associated Press notes.

Wednesday night’s winning numbers were 5, 25, 30, 58 and 59. The Powerball number was 32.

According to lottery officials, the two tickets from New Jersey were sold at at an Acme Markets in Little Egg Harbor and a Stop & Shop in South Brunswick. The point of purchase for the winning ticket sold in Minnesota has not yet been disclosed.

Last night’s jackpot had previously been estimated at $425 million[3], but heavy ticket sales swelled the top prize.

It was Powerball’s third-largest jackpot to date.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Powerball-112512L.jpg
  2. at least three new multimillionaires: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POWERBALL_JACKPOT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-08-08-07-18-03
  3. had previously been estimated at $425 million: http://investorplace.com/2013/08/powerball-players-come-out-in-force-as-jackpot-hits-425/

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