Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.
The last time Powerball grew nearly so large was February 2014.
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $450 million, making Wednesday night’s drawing the fifth largest prize in U.S. history.
A $2 million ticket was sold in Bellingham, Mass.
Saturday’s $360 million Powerball jackpot is the seventh-largest prize in the history of the game.
The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in central California.
At Kiki’s Kwik-Mart in Boston, the machine was cranking well before the sun came up on Wednesday.
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The local winners of a $122.9 million Powerball jackpot from December came forward on Thursday to claim their prize.
Two men from Southie are $2 million richer having matched five of the six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing.