Connecticut retailer sells winning Powerball ticket

November 3, 2011 5:54:07 AM PDT
Millions of tickets sold for last night's Powerball game, but only one matched all six numbers correctly.

The ticket -- worth $245 million -- was sold in Connecticut, one of the 33 states and territories where Powerball is played.

The twice-weekly game's jackpot had gone without a top winner since September 14th, growing with each rollover. As a result of last night's win, Saturday's jackpot now resets to $20 million.

Starting in mid-January, Powerball is being restructured to make it slightly easier to win, but ticket prices are going to rise from one to two dollars. Initial jackpots will also start at $40 million, instead of $20 million.


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