West Harlem Deli lotto ticket

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Winning $687 million Powerball ticket sold at NYC deli

October 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Lottery officials say two tickets sold in New York and Iowa have won the estimated $687 million Powerball jackpot, and one of the tickets is from a deli in Harlem. 

Lottery officials say one winning ticket was sold at West Harlem Deli in Manhattan. The other was sold at Casey's convenience store in Redfield, Iowa, a rural community of about 800 people.

Powerball officials say the tickets match all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing.

The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4.

The jackpot is the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

West Harlem Deli manager Carlos Diaz woke up Sunday morning and found a voicemail on his cellphone.

"The man said your store got the jackpot. Put some sign outside, he said," Diaz said. 

He said he put some signs outside so people would know the winning ticket was sold at his shop. He doesn't know who bought the ticket though; he said a lot of people buy lotto tickets there.

The drawing comes four days after someone won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize. That ticket was sold in South Carolina.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.