$1M Powerball ticket sold on LI; no jackpot winner

There wasn't a jackpot winner in last night's record-smashing Powerball jackpot, but don't throw out your tickets just yet. A $1 million ticket was sold

Saturday's drawing was the highest in U.S. lottery history.

Saturday's drawing was the highest in U.S. lottery history. (1/10/16)

SMITHTOWN - There wasn't a jackpot winner in last night's record-smashing Powerball jackpot, but don't throw out your tickets just yet.

A $1 million ticket was sold on Long Island, officials say. The ticket was sold at Mr. Tobacco in Smithtown, located on Singer Lane. 

The winning numbers - disclosed live on television and online Saturday night - were 16-19-32-34-57 and the Powerball number 13. All six numbers must be correct to win, although the first five can be in any order. The odds to win the jackpot were one in 292.2 million.

Saturday's jackpot of about $950 million was the highest in U.S. lottery history. Now, however, the payout for the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday is now expected to hit a whopping $1.3 billion.

Since Nov. 4, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot. Such a huge jackpot was just what officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, hoped for last fall when they changed the odds of matching all the Powerball numbers, from about one in 175 million to one in 292.2 million.

By making it harder to win a jackpot, the tougher odds made the ever-larger prizes inevitable.

The U.S. saw sales of $277 million on Friday alone and more than $400 million were expected Saturday, according to Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery.
 

Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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