Dartmouth Shares a Slice of $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot
If you win a portion of the Powerball jackpot but not the whole thing, can you still say you hit Powerball?
Someone finally won the estimated record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot on Tuesday morning that was rescheduled from Monday night due to security issues with one of the participating states
The winning ticket was sold at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California. The official Powerball website says that the ticket was the sole winner of the big prize.
MassLive.com reported there were a number of lesser tier winning tickets sold in participating states, including a $1 million winner in Quincy, and nine $50,000 winners elsewhere in Massachusetts, including two in Bristol County.
"This Powerball Jackpot started at $20 million on August 6 and grew over three winless months," NPR reported. Lottery officials put the odds of drawing the winning numbers at 1 in 292.2 million.
"If the winner selects a lump sum cash payout, the value is $997.6 million," NPR reported.
What if you wanted the winnings in installments?
"To take home the $2 billion sum, the winner would need to select annuity payouts over 29 years," according to Reuters.
So where in Bristol County were the $50,000 winning tickets sold? One was in Attleboro at the Cumberland Farms located at 1128 Oakhill Avenue. The second was sold at Speedway at 91 Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth.
The seven remaining $50,000 winning Powerball tickets were sold in Cambridge, Clinton, Dedham, Framingham, Marstons Mills, Medford, and Wilbraham.
All of the winning $50,000 winning tickets were quick picks.