A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Northbrook, Illinois. Picture: Nam Y. Huh/AP

Des Moines, Iowa - Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot was claimed by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in US history.

In a statement early Thursday, McIntyre also says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 more are worth $1 million.

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

The Massachusetts State Lottery announced on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at the Handy Variety convenience store in Watertown.

The total prize value 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 were one in 292.2 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

AP