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Jackpot! $758 million Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts

Bob Bolduc, owner of the Pride convenience store where a winning more than $750 million Powerball ticket was sold, answers questions from reporters in Chicopee, Massachusetts, U.S., August 24, 2017.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Bob Bolduc, owner of the Pride convenience store where a winning more than $750 million Powerball ticket was sold, answers questions from reporters in Chicopee, Massachusetts, U.S., August 24, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

People hoping to pocket Wednesday’s $758.7 million Powerball jackpot prize are out of luck.

One jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the U.S. — to a player in Massachusetts.

The winning numbers for Wednesday evening’s draw were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and the Powerball number was 4.

The prize is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history. Between 3 and 4 p.m., an average of 67,000 Powerball tickets were sold each minute in California.

The largest prize was last year’s $1.59-billion jackpot that was split among tickets bought in California, Florida and Tennessee.

If no tickets had matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday, the jackpot would have increased by at least $10 million in each subsequent drawing. Lottery officials said that if there was no winner, the prize could have reached $1 billion Saturday.

But since there was a winner, the jackpot will reset to $40 million.

Drawings are on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

To win the game’s top jackpot, a player must match all five numbers drawn from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. The odds of matching all six numbers is 1 in 292 million — or a 0.0000000034 percent chance.

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