$425 million Powerball numbers, $1 million ticket sold in New Orleans

$425 million Powerball numbers, $1 million ticket sold in New Orleans

Regina Jeffers prepares to give a customer $50 in Powerball tickets at Buck's Super Market in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing carries a potential $400 million-plus jackpot. Buck's Super Market is the state's top lottery retailer. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 10:58 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lottery officials say one ticket, sold in California, has matched all the winning numbers for the $425 million Powerball jackpot.
 
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.

One ticket sold in New Orleans matched five out of six numbers from Wednesday night's drawing and is worth $1 million. Lottery officials tell WWL-TV that the winning ticket was sold at the Tchoup Stop, located at 5600 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans.

The drawing followed several consecutive drawings that produced no top winner, boosting the jackpot to $425.3 million. That's one of the largest in U.S. history -- but it's still far from the record.
 
The nation's biggest lottery prize was a $656 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012. The biggest Powerball jackpot was a $590.5 million prize won last May.
 
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Now that Wednesday's drawing brought about a winner, the jackpot goes back down to $40 million for Saturday night's drawing.

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