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Quarter of a Billion Dollar Powerball Prize is the Largest in CT Lottery History!History was made last night, when a single Powerball ticket sold by a CT Lottery retailer in Fairfield County matched the six numbers drawn in the November 2, 2011 Powerball game.  The prize?   MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS!  At $254.2 MILLION, it is the largest prize ever won in CT Lottery history and the jackpot winner could nearly walk the world ‘round on their prize money.  Seriously. 

Think about it…a dollar bill is 6.14” long.  There are 63,360 inches to a mile.  Stretched end to end, 254,200,000 dollar bills would reach a distance of 24,633 miles.  The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles.  So, if you won last night’s Powerball jackpot, you could nearly walk across your prize money, all the way around the world!

The winning numbers on November 2 were 12-14-34-39-46 and a Powerball of 36.  The Power Play multiplier number is 4.

The retailer in good standing who sold the Powerball jackpot winning ticket will receive a cool $100,000 bonus from the CT Lottery.

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.

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 or winners.



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