Iowa Powerball Ticket Wins $1 Million Prize

CROSSING HER FINGERS Abby Meuse right shows off her Lottery tickets

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Another ticket sold in New Jersey matched four of the five numbers and had 24 as the Powerball, meaning two tickets sold in the Garden State were a single number away from the $384 million year-end jackpot. The cash-out prize is $239 million.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

More than $380 million is up for grabs.

The odds of winning the Powerball lottery game got worse when changes were made in 2015, but the jackpots got larger.

After the Powerball changes went into effect, a $1.6 billion prize was shared by three people in January 2016 and a MA woman won a $758.7 million jackpot in August.

Players will pick one number from 1 to 25 in the second set of numbers, called Mega Balls.

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Separately, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $343 million, with a cash option payout of $215 million, the game said on its website.

According to Mega Millions, it would be the eighth-largest jackpot won in the game's history if the winning numbers are drawn. The Powerball number was 24.

The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers are 292 million: 1.

Gamblers also can buy a $1 Powerplay that can increase the amount of their prize. The actual estimate of the grand prize Saturday night ballooned to $390.1 million.

Drawings are held twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

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