Powerball Has A Winner, But Who?

The numbers have been drawn, and Powerball officials say a winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire.

The winning numbers are: 8, 17, 22, 42, 47, Powerball 21.

By the time the drawing took place at 9:59 p.m. Saturday, the jackpot had swollen to an estimated $295 million. That rivals the biggest Powerball jackpot of all time: $295.7 million won in 1998 by a group of factory workers in Ohio.

The richest lottery prize in US history is the $363 million Big Game jackpot that was won last year by two players in Illinois and Michigan.

The odds of winning the Powerball were one in 80 million, but that didn't stop near-record numbers of people from buying chances in 21 states and the District of Columbia.