(WJW) – The second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever has been won!
After weeks and weeks without a jackpot winner, a single ticket sold in California beat the odds of 1 in 292.2 million to match all six numbers drawn Wednesday night and win the Powerball jackpot worth $1.765 billion, according to lottery officials.
The Associated Press reports the winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, according to the California Lottery.
How much money will that lucky person get? According to lottery experts, the lucky ticket holder will have the choice between an annuitized prize worth an estimated $1.765 billion or a lump sum payment of $774.1 million. Both prize options are before taxes. If the winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.
If you’re not the big winner, you should still check your ticket.
Lottery officials say two tickets, sold in Arizona and Pennsylvania, are worth $2 million. Seven tickets nationwide are worth $1 million. Those lucky tickets were sold in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia.
In Ohio, there aren’t any instant millionaires. But, several lucky players are still holding tickets worth cashing in! Lottery officials say, two tickets purchased in Ohio are worth $100,000, and three players in the Buckeye State are holding tickets worth $50,000. Not bad!
One of those $100,000 tickets was sold at a Speedy Gas in Cleveland. It wasn’t immediately clear which Speedy Gas location in Cleveland. The other $100,000 ticket was sold at New Albany Duchess in New Albany.
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Wednesday night’s winning numbers are: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and Power Ball 10. The Power Play is 2X.