$700M Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts, officials say

A single winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts for Wednesday night's estimated $700 million Powerball drawing, lottery officials said.

The winning numbers for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.

No further information was immediately available about the winning ticket.

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

Despite incredibly long odds, people throughout the country were holding their breath Wednesday night as five white balls and one red ball were drawn from drums.

The jackpot is second only to a $1.6 billion prize won in January 2016.

The $700 million prize reflects the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who wants cash would receive $443.3 million, minus federal and state taxes that generally eat up more than 30 percent of winnings.

Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.