Luck strikes on St. Patrick's Day for $457 million Powerball victor


A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania won the multimillion-dollar Powerball jackpot in Saturday's drawing, lottery officials said. The cash value would be just about $274 million. State law now considers the front and back of winning lottery tickets to be public documents.

"If you choose to claim your Lottery prize in the name of a legal entity, such as a trust, the Pennsylvania Lottery will release the name of the entity and other relevant information, including the entity's beneficiaries, partners or shareholders", according to the Pennsylvania Lottery Handbook.

The network said Temple did not find support for Powerball's claim that the revealing the identity of winners solidifies confidence in the public's mind that the lottery has "real winners", calling the argument "weak". Both amounts are before tax withholding.

The winning numbers in the March 17 drawing were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7.

The victor, who has a year to come forward, will receive the eighth-largest Powerball jackpot on record in 30 payments over 20 years, or a lump sum of $273.9 million.

The jackpot had been growing since January 10 and had rolled 19 times before the winning numbers were finally drawn, they said.

Officials said the odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 292 million.

The location where the winning ticket was sold was not disclosed.

"I'm happy to congratulate Speedway for earning a $100,000 bonus for selling this huge winning ticket", Svitko added.

The ticket sold in Texas won a $2 million prize because it included a Power Play option, it said.

This is the Pennsylvania Lottery's 20th multi-state jackpot victor.