Final Winner Comes Forward to Claim $1.586 billion Powerball Jackpot
Three players have made Powerball and lottery history by winning the record-breaking jackpot of $1.586 billion for the drawing on January 13th. The lucky winners are from California, Florida and Tennessee. The final winner from California has recently come forward to claim their share of the jackpot, more than six months after the drawing. They will each take home a pre-tax total of $528.8 million.
What were the winning Powerball numbers for the record-breaking draw?
The Powerball numbers for January 13th were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball number was 10. For players that added the optional Power Play, the number was 2x. In the drawing, there were over 26 million prize winners. In addition to the jackpot winners, eighty-one ticket holders matched five main numbers to win the second-tier prize of $1,000,000. Eight of these ticket holders chose the Power Play, which made them $2,000,000 richer. You can view more information about winners and payouts on the dedicated numbers page for January 13th.
John and Lisa Robinson of Munford in Tennessee were the first players to come forward and claim their share of the record-breaking jackpot prize. Lisa commented on the win, saying, "I am a little overwhelmed and excited." She also said, "We just wanted a little piece of the pie, but instead we got a big piece!"
This recent win is the fifth Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee and is the second jackpot winner in a row to come from the state. John bought the winning ticket at Naifeh's Food Mart, located on 27 Crigger St, in Munford. The father of two bought four Quick Pick tickets for the drawing on January 13th, one to represent each of the four members of his family.
The Robinsons family have opted for the cash lump sum of $327.8 million before taxes. The retailer, Naifeh's Food Mart, will also receive a bonus of $25,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Despite winning a huge amount, Lisa and John plan on keeping their jobs. Lisa works in a dermatologist's office and John is a warehouse supervisor. They have yet to confirm what they will spend the winnings on.
David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith from Melbourne Beach in Florida were next to step forward and claim their Powerball prize. 70-year-old Maureen has been playing the same Powerball numbers for 30 years and her luck finally paid off. She bought the winning ticket at the Publix supermarket, located on 3830 Highway in Melbourne Beach. Maureen only realized that she held a winning ticket, the day after the drawing. David didn’t believe Maureen when she told him that they were Powerball jackpot winners he commented, saying, “I checked the ticket, and everything matched up.”
Maureen and her husband also opted for the cash-lump sum of $327.8 million before taxes. The Publix retailer will receive a vendor’s bonus of $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
With the winnings, David plans on retiring and wants to buy a new vehicle. Maureen added by saying that they are not going to party, but that she would like a massage. The couple also plan on working with charities now that they’ve won. “Instead of designing airplanes, I’m going to be doing charities and tax strategies and investments,” commented David.
The final winners of the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot are Marvin and Mae Acosta of Chino Hills, California. The couple purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 4092. Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills. The couple opted to take the cash-lump sum of $327.8 million before taxes and the 7-Eleven will receive commission of $1,000,000 for selling the Powerball ticket.
Marvin and Mae have declined interview requests and requested privacy following their big win: "We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we've received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you."
In California, the record-breaking jackpot generated an estimated $150 million for public schools and Powerball players in California won a total of $386 million during the drawing.
Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of the latest Powerball winners and have a chance at winning a huge Powerball prize, tonight’s jackpot is an estimated $360.9 million. You can stop by your local authorized retailer and pick up a ticket or players can take part by picking their numbers online. You can find out more on the How to Play Powerball page.
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