Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son Scott Mackenzie, right, after claiming a single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
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A winner for the huge Powerball jackpot was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., a Florida Lottery official confirmed to NBC News early Sunday.
The winning Powerball numbers drawn late Saturday were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 with Powerball number 11.
Powerball’s website said one winner was sold in Florida a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa.
The jackpot of the 43-state lottery game surged ahead of the drawing and had been estimated at $600 million — the second-largest pot in U.S. lottery history. Powerball officials later revised that to more than $590 million
Still, that grand prize, accumulated after two months of drawings, surpassed the previous record Powerball payoff of $587.5 million, set in November 2012. That was split by two winners.
The largest jackpot in U.S. history stands at $656 million, won in the Mega Millions lottery of March 2012. That prize was split between winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois.
The jackpot for the Powerball lottery has soared to a record $600 million and the top prize may swell to nearly $1 billion if no one draws the winning numbers tonight according to lottery officials.
The potential payout of Saturday’s jackpot could mean a one-time lump sum payment of $376.9 million.
The top prize grew after no one won a drawing on Wednesday..
The popular lottery, which is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has not had a winner in two months.
The previous largest Powerball jackpot record was $587.5 million in November 2012.
According to Powerball, the odds of winning the big prize on Saturday are one in 175 million.
The 44-year-old father of two and self-described “hillbilly” from Lapeer, Mich., claimed his prize Friday – the third largest in the game’s history – in a lump-sum, $224.6 million payment that works out to $158.7 million, after taxes.
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If you have these Mega Millions winning numbers, you are now at least a part owner of the biggest jackpot ever, estimated at $640 million.
Just hours before the drawing, a Mega Millions spokesperson said there was a 95% chance someone would win the jackpot tonight based on all the combinations sold.
The winning numbers for Mega Millions tonight, March 30, are as follows:
46 – 23 – 38 – 4 – 2 – (Mega Ball) 23
As stated by the official website for Mega Millions, if no one wins the jackpot, the money will be added to the jackpot for the next drawing. The pot could climb to an estimated $975 million.