August 8, 2013 in Nation/World

Official: Three Powerball winners

Associated Press
 

DES MOINES, Iowa – Powerball luck has struck three times – once in Minnesota and twice in New Jersey – for the multistate lottery’s latest massive jackpot.

Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said late Wednesday night that three tickets matched all six numbers and would split the $448 million Powerball jackpot.

Dooley said it wasn’t yet clear where the tickets had been sold or who the winners were.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.

At the time of the telecast, Powerball officials announced that the jackpot previously pegged at $425 million had grown to an estimated $448 million.

The allure of capturing such a rich jackpot has had players in a ticket-buying frenzy, further confirming Powerball players often don’t get into the game until the jackpot offers big bucks.

A recent game change increased the frequency of huge jackpots, and Wednesday’s third-largest-ever jackpot comes only months after the biggest Powerball jackpot in history – a $590 million pot won in Florida.

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