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Powerball Results: Winning Tickets Sold in Iowa and West Harlem

Posted October 28, 2018 4:02 p.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2018 4:06 p.m. EDT

Two winning Powerball tickets were sold in Iowa and New York and will split the nearly $688 million jackpot, lottery officials said Sunday.

The winners matched all six numbers — 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27 — and Powerball 4, to claim the fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

One ticket was purchased in central Iowa, and the other was sold at a deli on Fifth Avenue in West Harlem, according to news reports.

Lottery fever has been at high pitch recently, with someone in South Carolina winning the $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize.

Saturday’s total was adjusted down slightly, to $687.8 million from an estimated $750 million earlier in the week, ABC said.

The cash payout for the Powerball prize would be $396.2 million, with each winner taking home $198.1 million in the split jackpot.

Iowa planned to announce where the winning ticket was sold later Sunday morning.

There were also $2 million winners in Texas and Florida who matched the five white balls with the added Power Play, and at least nine $1 million winners who matched all five white balls.

The last Powerball winner was picked Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island won $245.6 million, according to The Associated Press.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million, the AP said.