In case you occur to be strolling round with a Powerball ticket that reads:
22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and the Powerball 10
You’re in your method to turning into a really, very wealthy particular person.
In response to Powerball, a single lottery ticket bought someplace in California matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night time to win a jackpot price $1.765 billion, or a lump sum of $756.6 million earlier than taxes.
“Congratulations to the latest Powerball billionaire and the thousands and thousands of Powerball gamers who received different money prizes in final night time’s drawing,” stated Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Govt Director.
The prize is the second-largest Powerball jackpot and U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The world file lottery jackpot was received by Edwin Castro on Nov. 7, 2022, additionally in California. Castro, who raked in a cool $2 billion, has gone on to purchase quite a few fancy properties throughout Los Angeles.
Earlier than Wednesday’s drawing, there have been 35 consecutive attracts with out somebody claiming a significant prize, a streak that began on July 19 when a participant in California received $1.08 billion.
What’s it about California and jackpots?
The fortunate ticket holder of the present prize actually defied the percentages, which Powerball says is 1 in 292.2 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are bought in 45 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In response to Powerball, greater than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket stay within the jurisdiction the place the ticket was bought.
Tonight’s winner is not the one one celebrating. As a part of California Powerball guidelines, the retailer who sells the successful ticket receives O.5% of the jackpot.