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Somebody In California Simply Gained the $1.73 Billion Powerball Jackpot

In case you occur to be strolling round with a Powerball ticket that reads:

22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and the Powerball 10

You might be in your solution to changing into a really, very wealthy particular person.

In keeping with Powerball, a single lottery ticket offered someplace in California matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday evening 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 hundreds of thousands of Powerball gamers who gained different money prizes in final evening’s drawing,” stated Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Govt Director.

Historic prize

The prize is the second-largest Powerball jackpot and U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The world file lottery jackpot was gained 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 houses throughout Los Angeles.

Earlier than Wednesday’s drawing, there have been 35 consecutive attracts with out somebody claiming a serious prize, a streak that began on July 19 when a participant in California gained $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.

About Powerball

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are offered in 45 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In keeping with Powerball, greater than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket stay within the jurisdiction the place the ticket was offered.

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.

Associated: Gasoline Station Proprietor Will get $1 Million For Promoting the Successful Powerball Ticket. ‘No One Deserves It As A lot As He Does.’

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