Update: Lucky ticket sold in Florida, worth $590M

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The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

Powerball fever is upon us again.

The latest jackpot is the world’s second largest overall, just behind a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012. The $600 million jackpot, which could grow before the numbers are drawn at 8 p.m. Saturday, currently includes a $376.9 million cash option.

The chances of winning the estimated $600 million-prize remain astronomically high: 1 in 175.2 million.

Best of luck to all who purchased a ticket.

UPDATE: NBC News reported that a winner for the huge Powerball jackpot was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., a Florida Lottery official confirmed to NBC News early Sunday.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn late Saturday were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 with Powerball number 11.

Powerball’s website said one winner was sold in Florida, and David Bishop of the Florida Lottery confirmed that it was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa.

The jackpot of the 43-state lottery game surged ahead of the drawing and had been estimated at $600 million — the second-largest pot in U.S. lottery history. Powerball officials later revised that to more than $590 million.

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