A lucky person with a single Powerball ticket in Washington state matched all six numbers drawn in Monday’s drawing and won a jackpot worth $754.6 million, officials said. bottom.
The identity of the winner remains a mystery, but his ticket matched the numbers 5, 11, 22, 23, 69 on the cue and the 7 on the red Powerball. The power play multiplier was 2x.
The win means that the Powerball jackpot, which has been absent from players since last November, has ended in the 34th draw of the jackpot series, Powerball organizers said in a press release.
The final ticket sales exceeded previous estimates, reaching the latest total at the time of the draw, making it the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the ninth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. officials said.
Ticket holders can choose between a $754.6 million annual prize or a $407.2 million lump sum. All prizes are pre-tax.
If the winner chooses the annuity, he will receive the payment immediately, followed by 29 payments that increase by 5% each year, the people said.
In Monday’s drawing, owners of two tickets sold in Michigan and three tickets sold in New York won a $1 million prize for matching all five white balls. Another ticket from Texas doubled the prize to $2 million by matching all five white balls and including a power play option that was $1 more per play, officials said.
On the other hand, there were 58 tickets nationwide that won a prize of 50,000 yen, and 16 tickets that won a prize of 100,000 yen.
Monday’s draw won the Powerball jackpot for the first time this year. Previously, Powerball organizers announced that a ticket in Kansas won a $92.9 million jackpot on November 19, 2022.
Among the Powerball jackpots won in 2022 is the $632.6 million jackpot, which was won on January 5 and was split between California and Wisconsin winners.
The next Powerball draw will take place on Wednesday night.
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