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Powerball Jackpot Grows To Record $700M; Connecticut Sells $1M Winner

Putnam Avenue Family Trust claims the largest prize of $254.2 million in CT Lottery history in 2011. Anne M. Noble, CT Lottery president; Timothy Davidson, Gregory Skidmore and Brandon Lacoff of the trust; and Frank Farricker, CT Lottery, Chairman.
Putnam Avenue Family Trust claims the largest prize of $254.2 million in CT Lottery history in 2011. Anne M. Noble, CT Lottery president; Timothy Davidson, Gregory Skidmore and Brandon Lacoff of the trust; and Frank Farricker, CT Lottery, Chairman. Photo Credit: CT Lottery

updated : FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With no big winner Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot has surged to a record $700 million – and continues to grow. But Connecticut does have a new millionaire from last night's drawing.

Poll
What would you do if you won the record Powerball jackpot?
Final Results Voting Closed

What would you do if you won the record Powerball jackpot?

  • Go on a long vacation
    13%
  • Buy a new house — or two
    19%
  • Buy a new car — or two
    3%
  • Start a business
    6%
  • Give it all away
    5%
  • Keep it a secret
    33%
  • It's too much money to even consider
    21%

Nationwide, no one matched Wednesday’s numbers of 2, 11, 47, 62, 63, with Powerball 17. But one ticket was sold in Hartford County that matched the first five and is worth a cool $1 million. The winner has not yet come forward, according to CT Lottery.

Last week, Connecticut also sold a a $1 million Powerball winner with a match of five numbers. On Tuesday, Romel Llivizaca, of Groton, claimed his prize from last Saturday’s drawing. His quick-pick ticket included 5, 6, 15, 29, 42, but not the Powerball number of 10.

Two tickets sold in Connecticut for Wednesday’s drawing matched four numbers, plus the Powerball number, to win $50,000.

In total, 106,231 winning Powerball tickets were sold statewide for that date, with prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.

The next Powerball drawing is 10:59 p.m. Saturday.

After taxes, that $700 million jackpot would be worth about $428 million.

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