A lottery ticket sold in Florida has won the largest-ever Powerball jackpot, but a South Carolina ticket also grabbed a bite of the prize money.
Lottery officials say a ticket bought in our state matched five of the six winning numbers and is worth $2-million after Saturday night's record drawing.
But the big money will be claimed by a ticket purchased at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, about 30 miles from Tampa.
After two months of drawings, the jackpot had climbed to an estimated $590.5-million, exceeding the previous high reached last November by about $3-million.
Even so, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history remains at $656-million, won in the other major lottery game, Mega Millions, in March of last year.
And speaking of Mega Millions, its $190-million jackpot that was up for grabs Friday night was claimed by two tickets – one sold in Virginia, one in New Jersey.