A single ticket sold in California won Wednesday night’s $1.765 billion jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, Powerball officials said. Late ticket sales sent the jackpot past the previously estimated $1.73 billion.
It was the largest jackpot in Powerball and US lottery historywhich was won in November 2022 by a man from the Los Angeles area.
Wednesday night’s numbers were white balls 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and red balls Arsenal 10.
The winning ducats were Purchased from Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, California.about 75 miles north of Los Angeles, Powerball officials said.
The holder or holders of the winning ticket will have the option of a lump sum payment of $774.1 million before taxes or an annuity payment with an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments.
There have been no Powerball jackpot winners since a single ticket was sold in Los AngelesA pot of gold worth $1.08 billion on July 19. Wednesday night’s drawing was the 36th drawing since then, lottery officials said.
It was the first time in Powerball history that the value of three consecutive jackpots reached the $1 billion mark, according to Powerball officials.
The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 each. It is sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11pm EST.
The lottery jackpots have become $1 billionWashington PostPowerball lowered the odds of winning in 2015 from 1 in 175.2 million to where they currently are, at 1 in 292.2 million.In recent years, as have Powerball and Mega Millions The odds of winning the jackpot are reduced. according to
— Additional reporting by Brian Dax
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