TODAY | August 08, 2013
>> on for not one, not two but three winners in last night's massive powerball drawing. the jackpot growing to $448 million. nbc's katie tur is in dayton, new jersey where one of the tickets was sold.
>> good morning to you.
>> reporter: good morning, savanna. one thing is official. we did not win. but three others did. somebody here in dayton, new jersey. bought a ticket from this stop and shop. we're hoping they're going to show up and share the goods.
>> big money tonight everybody. across the country, it's america's favorite jackpot game, now the winning powerball number. the number 32 .
>> millions lined up for their chance at that million dollar dream.
>> going to be the next winner.
>> it was two lucky winners from new jersey and one from minnesota who have likely just changed their tax bracket. beating the 1 in 175 million odds of holding a winning ticket. the jackpot started as a $40 million prize on june 26th and is the result of 12 draws without a big winner. at $448 million, it's the fourth largest lotto prize ever. the latest in a string of jumbo jackpots starting in march of 2012 where the record was set with a $656 million mega millions prize.
>> she giggled for about four hours, i think.
>> the next three top jackpots all for powerball have come in the past nine months following that lottery's january to 12 revamp which changed the price of a ticket from $1 to $2. an effort by lot -- physicians to boost both revenue and jackpots creating a feeding frenzy for tickets. profits increased more than 50% with the game raking in $5.9 billion last year. three new winners will be happy to see their share of those dollars and while they settle into their newfound fortune for the rest of us dreamers, it's back to the drawing board .
>> make your own movie and have you star in it with brad pitt .
>> you know what, that sounds so good.
>> this ticket meant nothing. that means we're not going to the moon, matt, not buying roger federers. the good news is that three people are sharing that $448 million pot. so it's not going to be quite so big which i consider to be some consolation. what about you?
>> a little bit. we'll tell roger federer to stand down,