Millions of people across the U.S. have been waiting anxiously to hear the results of a record U.S. Powerball lottery drawing late Saturday worth $590.5 million.
Lottery officials said early Sunday, there is a winner. A single winning ticket was bought at a store in Florida. The winner has not yet come forward.
The grand prize, accumulated over two months of drawings that did not provide a winner, surpassed the previous record Powerball payoff of $587.5 million set in November.
The lucky winner matched five numbers picked from machines holding 59 white balls, and a special Powerball pulled from a machine filled with 35 red balls. The chances of winning were one in 175 million.
The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was a $656 million prize split among three winners in the national Mega-Millions lottery in March of last year. The world’s biggest lottery prize was Spain’s El Gordo, which divided $3 billion among thousands of winners last year.