Powerball ticket sold in East Wareham worth $1 million

Lloyd Doyle
October 18, 2018

A ticket sold in Lexington for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing matched the five white ball winning numbers but not the Powerball, winning the game's second prize of $1 million.

Dreams of being a billionaire are now in reach, thanks to the Mega Millions.

The Powerball jackpot meanwhile, has not been claimed since August 11 and Wednesday's draw failed to produce a lucky victor, Boston 25 News reported.

There were some big winners Wednesday night, though, including one ticket sold in Florida worth $2 million because it matched five numbers and the Power Play. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $900 million, the second largest lottery jackpot ever in the U.S.

According to USA Today, the odds of winning the Powerball are at 292,201,388 to 1.

To win both, the odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, the report noted.

Lottery officials say three people have won $1 million playing in the past 10 days.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won. The winning ticket was purchased at Minit Mart on Leestown Road.

Lottery officials have urged winners to take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot, and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters, according to The Associated Press.

One ticket with the Powerplay option is worth $150,000.

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