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One Winning Ticket in Largest US Powerball Drawing Ever

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The winning Powerball numbers are shown after being drawn at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee May 18, 2013. The winning numbers are 22, 10, 13, 14, 52, and the Powerball number is 11.

The winning Powerball numbers are shown after being drawn at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee May 18, 2013. The winning numbers are 22, 10, 13, 14, 52, and the Powerball number is 11.

Millions of people across the U.S. have been waiting anxiously to hear the results of a record U.S. Powerball lottery drawing late Saturday worth $590.5 million.

Lottery officials said early Sunday, there is a winner. A single winning ticket was bought at a store in Florida. The winner has not yet come forward.

The grand prize, accumulated over two months of drawings that did not provide a winner, surpassed the previous record Powerball payoff of $587.5 million set in November.

The lucky winner matched five numbers picked from machines holding 59 white balls, and a special Powerball pulled from a machine filled with 35 red balls. The chances of winning were one in 175 million.

The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a $656 million prize split among three winners in the national Mega-Millions lottery in March of last year. The world's biggest lottery prize was Spain's El Gordo, which divided $3 billion among thousands of winners last year.
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