A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Zephyrhills, FL, for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later Sunday.
The winner was not immediately identified publicly and she did not give any indication hours after Saturday's drawing whether anyone had already stepped forward with the ticket.
"This would be the sixth Florida Powerball winner and right now, it's the sole winner of the largest ever Powerball jackpot. We're delighted right now that we have the sole winner," O'Connell says.
Powerball.com said the winner sold in Florida means the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million or $25.1 million cash value.
The numbers drawn Saturday were: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11.
With four of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone was almost certain to win the game's highest jackpot, though chances of winning remained astronomically low at 1 in 175.2 million.
Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:00:37 GMT
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