MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A jackpot-winning Powerball® ticket from the March 17, 2018, drawing has been claimed, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced today. The jackpot had an advertised annuity value of $456.7 million.
The claimant, Emerald Legacy Trust, opted to receive a cash prize of $273,959,698, less 24 percent federal and 3.07 percent state tax withholding. The after-tax prize amount is $199,798,807.75.
The winning ticket, sold at Speedway, 675 Lancaster Road, Manheim, Lancaster County, matched all five white balls, 22-57-59-60-66, and the red Powerball 07, to win Powerball's eighth-largest jackpot on record.
It is the largest prize ever awarded by the Pennsylvania Lottery as well as the state's 18th Powerball jackpot win.
The chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery
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