A single ticket bought in Wisconsin matched all six numbers within the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery historical past. On account of robust ticket gross sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.four million on the time of the drawing with a money possibility of $477 million.
Powerball mentioned the profitable numbers are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball quantity is 12.
The $768.four million is the third-largest behind the world document $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016, and the $1.537 billion Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot received in South Carolina final October.
“It should be a really inexperienced spring for our first Powerball jackpot winner of 2019,” David Barden, Powerball Product Group chairman and New Mexico Lottery CEO, mentioned in a press release. “A jackpot of this measurement could make many desires come true – not only for the winner, however for all Lottery beneficiaries and the fortunate state of Wisconsin.”
Though the prize has grown steadily for the reason that final jackpot winner on Dec. 26, the chances of matching the 5 white balls and single Powerball stay one in 292.2 million.
The $768.four million estimated determine refers back to the annuity possibility, paid over 29 years. Almost all grand prize winners go for the money prize, which for Wednesday’s drawing could be an estimated $477 million. Each prize choices are earlier than taxes.
Seven tickets matched all 5 white balls, however missed matching the crimson Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. These tickets had been bought in Arizona, two in California, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Two different tickets, bought in Kansas and Minnesota, matched all 5 white balls and doubled the prize to $2 million, as a result of the tickets included the Energy Play possibility for a further $1.
Powerball is performed in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the united statesVirgin Islands and Puerto Rico.