California Player Wins $1.76 Billion Powerball Jackpot
The second-largest Powerball jackpot in history was won on Wednesday night, as a single ticket holder from California matched all the numbers to net $1.764 billion.
The grand prize had been building ever since another Californian player pocketed $1.079 billion on July 19. It recently climbed back into 10 figures - making it the first time ever that consecutive $1 billion jackpots have been reached.
A rush for tickets pushed the jackpot up from its estimated value of $1.73 billion, and in the end the winning numbers of 22, 24, 40, 52 and 64, with a Powerball of 10, proved to be an exact match for one lucky ticket. The entry was sold in the Golden State again, at Midway Market and Liquor in Frazier Park in Kern County.
It was also a special night for other players across the U.S. as more than 5.3 million prizes were given away. Go to the Numbers page to see all the payouts. You can then pick your state from the list to see how many winners there were where you live.
Another Big Winner For California
The cash value of Wednesday’s jackpot was $774.1 million, so the big winner will now have to decide whether to take the lump sum or the full amount as an annuity.
They have a year to come forward and claim their prize, so they may take a bit of time to let the news sink in and potentially consult a financial expert before contacting the California Lottery.
While it is the second-biggest Powerball win of all time, it is not a California record. In a remarkable year for the Golden State, California can also lay claim to selling the $2.04 billion ticket from last November. That prize was later claimed by Edwin Castro..
The jackpot for the next draw will reset to $20 million. It could then start climbing back up towards $1 billion yet again, or perhaps the latest win will trigger a run of regular payouts. Check your numbers every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday to find out if you have won a prize.
Page Last Updated: 10/12/2023 3:12:45 AM ET