Winning $245 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Fairfield County Connecticut

NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – Although hundreds of thousands are still in the dark following Saturday’s freak Nor’easter, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel for someone in the Nutmeg State.

Millions of tickets sold for Wednesday’s Powerball game, but only one matched all six numbers 12, 14, 34, 39, 46 and 36, correctly.

The ticket — worth $245 million — was sold in Fairfield County, according to 1010 WINS. Connecticut is one of the 33 states and territories where Powerball is played.

The twice-weekly game’s jackpot had gone without a top winner since September 14, growing with each rollover. As a result of last night’s win, Saturday’s jackpot now resets to $20 million.

Starting in mid-January, Powerball is being restructured to make it slightly easier to win, but ticket prices are going to rise from one to two dollars. Initial jackpots will also start at $40 million, instead of $20 million.

So go check your tickets and tell us what you’d do with the money if you won

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  • Betyoudonteverwin

    People need to wake up and learn the truth behind this rigged game. Pay close attention to the sentence stating “One of 33 states…”

    Interesting research video

  • Cindy sosa

    If it was me that won it. First I will get me a nice house for me and my kids. Because we have six months in a shelter. Since I lost my house in last year rain strom in new jersey . Then since my mom passed alway from cancer I would give 20% to help kids with cancer. Then I go to dominican republic to help all the poor family. And try to see if I can put my own business. ….

  • Kathryn Lynch

    I You wish it was I.

  • val

    I got squat! LOL! Just not my time.
    It’s too bad that most lottery winners end up broke or even commit suicide. People can’t handle that kind of wealth if they never had it and have no idea what to do with it in a responsible way that will last and leave a legacy for their children. Most of them just buy expensive toys and end up as miserable as they were when they were poor.



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