Winning ticket sold in record multi-million dollar lottery
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:14
May 19 - One winning ticket for a record U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot worth 590.5 million dollars was sold in Florida, organizers say. Sarah Charlton reports.
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It's the moment millions of Americans have been waiting for.
The numbers for the Powerball are drawn for a jackpot rivalling the largest lottery payout in U.S. history.
A winning ticket was sold in Florida for Saturday's (May 18) record of more than 590 million dollars, officials say.
It's the largest jackpot the Powerball lottery has ever seen.
The chances of picking the lucky numbers were one in 175 million.
But that didn't deter people from snatching up tickets at a staggering rate.
California sold a million dollars worth every hour on Saturday.
Here in Washington, hopefuls were keen whatever the odds.
SOUNDBITE: (English) STEPHEN ADEKOYA, LOTTERY BUYER, SAYING :
"You got to give it a try, you may succeed. It's like life, you go to sleep, you don't know if you are going to wake up the next day, that's how I feel about it."
The largest jackpot in the U.S. came last year in the Mega Millions lottery, where 656 million dollars were split between winners in three states.
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