The $254.2 million winning Powerball jackpot ticket was purchased in Connecticut, CT Lottery said Thursday, the largest prize ever won in CT Lottery history.
Nationwide, 2,277,427 winning tickets were purchased for the November 2, 2011 Powerball drawing. Of the 28,690 of those tickets sold in Connecticut, one ticket matched all six numbers correctly, resulting in a $254.2 million windfall for the yet unknown winner, the lottery said in a press release.
The winning numbers were 12-14-34-39-46 and a Powerball of 36. Power Play multiplier number is 4.
The CT Lottery encourages everyone to check their tickets carefully, and to sign the back of their tickets immediately, if they have not already done so, to establish ownership.
Players have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim a winning ticket. Wednesday’s ticket expires on April 30, 2012.
Overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 35.1. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot prize are 1 in 195,249,054.
For information about the CT Lottery, call (860) 713-2700, or visit the CT Lottery web site at ctlottery.org.