Approximately $1.08 billion in Powerball jackpot winning ticket was sold in California, the sixth largest in U.S. history and the 3rd largest in the game’s history.
The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s draw were: white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and red Powerball 24. The California Lottery announced on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold in Los Angeles at the Las Palmitas Mini Market.
Final ticket sales increased the jackpot from its previous estimate of $1 billion to $1.08 billion at the time of the draw, moving it from the seventh to sixth largest US Lottery jackpot ever won.
The winner can choose either a total jackpot paid out annually or a lump sum payout of $558.1 million before taxes.
The horrendous 1 in 292.2 million game odds are designed to create big prizes that attract more players. The biggest Powerball jackpot in November was $2.04 billion.
The last time someone hit the Powerball jackpot was on April 19, and the top prize was nearly $253 million. Nobody has won the grand prize since then.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
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