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$1 million winning Powerball ticket sold in CT, jackpot rises to $700 million

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut scored a winning ticket for Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

While the big jackpot ballooned to an estimated $700 million with no winner, one ticket sold in Hartford matched the first five numbers for a $1,000,000 prize.

The winning numbers were 2-11-47-62-63. The Powerball was 17.

Lottery officials said that in total, 106,231 winning tickets were sold in the state for Wednesday's drawing. The prizes ranged from $4 to $1,000,000.

Since there was no jackpot winner, the pot grew for Saturday's drawing. The $700 million prize is a record breaker.

Officials said the odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning a Powerball Match 5 prize are 1 in 11,688,054.

Anyone looking to snag the jackpot will have to play 1 in 292,201,338 odds.

Lottery officials sought to remind players to carefully check their tickets after each drawing. After all, there are other prizes besides the jackpot.

For more information on the game, visit the Connecticut Lottery's website here or Powerball's website here.

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