$1.08 Billion Powerball Jackpot Won in California

After a long wait, the Powerball jackpot finally found its winner (or winners) last night, Wednesday, July 19. The jackpot hadn’t been won since April 19.

 

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Exactly three months later, a single ticket matched all six winning numbers and brought $1,079,800,00 to a player (or more) from California. The ticket was sold at Las Palmas Mini Market in Los Angeles.

The main numbers for Wednesday’s draw were 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 while the red Powerball number was 24. 

California seems to be a lucky location for jackpots as, just last year in November, the biggest jackpot worth $2.04 billion was won by Edwin Castro. Edwin came forward three months later after the draw and chose to take the lump sum payout of $997.6 million.

Last night’s draw brought prizes to over 4.8 million players, so make sure to check your tickets and see if you’re one of the lucky winners as well. 36 winners matched five numbers and will each take home $1 million while three other players matched five numbers plus Power Play and won $2 million each.

The winners who matched five numbers bought their tickets in California (seven), Connecticut, Florida (four), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts (three), Maryland (two), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey (two), New York (five), Ohio, Texas (four), Wisconsin and West Virginia. The three Power Play winning tickets were sold in Rhode Island, Florida and Pennsylvania.

So what’s next?

While we do not know who the lucky winner (or winners) is yet, we know that this jackpot is now the third-largest prize in the history of Powerball. 

The winner of the $1.08 billion jackpot will have to choose between claiming it as annuity or as a one-time lump sum payment of $558.1 million.

The jackpot has now been reset to $20 million dollars, with a cash lump sum of $10.3 million. But the Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t been won yet—so make sure you enter the next draw for a chance to win $720 million. 

Published: Thursday, July 20, 2023
Updated: Thursday, July 20, 2023