March 18, 2018 / 3:32 AM / 3 months ago

UPDATE 2-Winning ticket sold as U.S. Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 mln

(Updates that there is one winning ticket)

March 17 (Reuters) - One lucky winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania for an estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot drawn Saturday night, officials said.

This is one of the biggest pots in the multi-state U.S. lottery’s history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner.

The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7.

The odds of winning Saturday’s draw were 1 in 292 million. The grand prize winner has the choice of taking the $455 million jackpot doled out over 29 years, or taking a one-time, lump-sum payment of $269.4 million.

The last Powerball drawing to produce a jackpot winner was on Jan. 6, when a single ticket sold in New Hampshire won $559.7 million. The winner, who went under the name “Good Karma Family 2018,” chose the lump-sum cash option of $352 million.

Powerball’s jackpot hit a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when three winning tickets were sold in Florida, California and Tennessee. (Reporting by Andrew Hay additional reporting by Rich McKay Editing by Leslie Adler and Nick Macfie)

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