Powerball Jackpot Winner Worth $731.1M Sold in Maryland

The Powerball jackpot on Jan. 20, 2021 was the fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever.

  • Published 21 January 2021
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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single Powerball ticket sold in Maryland is the winner of an estimated $731.1 million jackpot, the first to get the top prize in months. Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night that earlier had been estimated at $730 million, but it grew even further based on final ticket sales. Following the win, the new jackpot drops to an estimated…

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