1 winning ticket sold in $429 million Powerball US lottery

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May 7 (Reuters) - One winning ticket matched the numbers drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot for a payout estimated at $429.6 million, the ninth-highest U.S. lottery prize in history, officials said.

The winning numbers selected just before 11 p.m. EDT were 25 66 44 5 26 with the Powerball 9. Lottery officials said one ticket, purchased in New Jersey, had the winning combination, according to media reports.

The winner was not identified. Winners of huge lottery payouts sometimes do not come forward publicly for months.

It was the largest jackpot for any U.S. lottery since January, when three Powerball tickets split a record $1.6 billion.

Photos of one of the winners of the massive 1.6 billion jackpot earlier this year:

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1 winning ticket sold in $429 million Powerball US lottery
Rebecca Hargrove, second from right, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, presents a ceremonial check to John Robinson, right; his wife, Lisa, second from left; and their daughter, Tiffany, left; after the Robinson's winning Powerball ticket was authenticated at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The ticket was one of three winning tickets in the $1.6 billion jackpot drawing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
John Robinson, center, of Munford, Tenn., arrives with his dog at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Robinson claims to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
John Robinson, front right, arrives at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters with his wife, Lisa; daughter, Tiffany, center; and family dog Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
John Robinson leads the family dog as he arrives at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters with his wife, Lisa, left, and daughter, Tiffany, center, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
John Robinson leads the family dog as he walks to an elevator at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
John Robinson, right, arrives at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters with his wife, Lisa, center, and family dog as Rebecca Hargrove, front left, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, greets them Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rebecca Hargrove, left, president & CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, presents a check to Dana Naifeh, right, owner of Naifeh's Grocery in Munford, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. One of the winning Powerball tickets in Wednesday's record jackpot drawing of $1.6 billion was sold at the store. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
Rebecca Hargrove, president & CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, makes the announcement at Naifeh's supermarket in Munford, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, that one of the winning Powerball tickets in Wednesday's record jackpot drawing of $1.6 billion was sold at the store. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
A shopper checks out at the register where lottery tickets are sold in Naifeh's Grocery in Munford, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. One of the winning Powerball tickets in Wednesday's record jackpot drawing of $1.6 billion was sold at the store. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
Rebecca Hargrove, center, president & CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, makes the announcement at Naifeh's supermarket in Munford, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, that the store sold one of three winning tickets in the record Powerball jackpot. The holder of the winning ticket will share the $1.6 billion jackpot with winners in Southern California and Florida. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
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The odds of winning at Powerball are one in 292 million. Statistics experts say that means an American is roughly 25 times more likely to become the next president of the United States than to win the game.

Kelly Cripe, a Texas-based lottery spokeswoman, said Saturday's Powerball followed 17 consecutive draws without a winner.

A spate of late ticket-buying on Saturday increased the jackpot by some $15 million, to an estimated $429.6 million. Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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