UPDATE: $2M ticket was sold at North Jersey newsstand
After more than nine weeks without a top prize winner, someone has finally hit the Powerball jackpot. It wasn't won in New Jersey, though one ticket sold in the Garden State for Wednesday's drawing is worth $2 million.
The jackpot winning ticket for Wednesday's $435.3 million jackpot was sold in Indiana, Powerball officials said. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported the winner made the purchase at a gas station in Lafayette. The cash value of the prize is $263.4 million.
The $435.3 million jackpot ranks as the 10th largest in lottery history.
The jackpot had been $403 million since after Saturday's drawing but climbed in the hours before the drawing due to brisk ticket sales.
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The New Jersey ticket was one of seven to match five numbers but not the Powerball. Whoever bought it spent an extra $1 to exercise the Powerplay option and wins $2 million instead of $1 million. State lottery officials will reveal where the ticket was sold later Thursday.
The other second-prize tickets are each worth $1 million. Two were sold in New York, with one apiece purchased in Kansas, Massachusetts and Texas.
Wednesday's winning numbers were 10-13-28-52 and 61. The Powerball drawn was 2 and the megaplier of 2X doubled the prize for all non-jackpot winning prizes.
Friday's jackpot resets to $40 million with a cash option of $24.2 million.
No one had won the twice-weekly Powerball drawing in 67 days -- a ticket sold in Delaware hit the $121.6 million jackpot on Dec. 17.
Powerball tickets cost $2 apiece. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win at least $1 million.
The game is played in 44 states, Washington D.C, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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