California Player Wins Powerball Jackpot Worth Over $1 Billion
On Wednesday night, a lucky player from California matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number and won the third-largest jackpot in the history of the game.
After rolling over 38 times, the grand prize quickly built up to over $1 billion dollars. The jackpot had not been won since April 19. The winning numbers for the Wednesday draw were 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and the red Powerball number was 24.
Only one ticket matched all the numbers and it was later announced that it was sold in California, at Las Palmitas Mini Market in Los Angeles. The winner will have the choice of having the prize paid out in yearly increments or a $558.1 million, one-time lump sum payment.
In total, there were over 4 million winners, so make sure to check your tickets and see if you’ve also won anything. 36 winners matched five Powerball numbers and will each take home $1 million. Those tickets were sold 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.
Three other winners, from Rhode Island, Florida and Pennsylvania, matched five numbers plus Power Play and won $2 million each.
The jackpot now goes back to $20 million, with draws happening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Page Last Updated: 7/20/2023 4:19:08 AM ET