A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers of the Powerball draw on Wednesday night to win the third largest jackpot in US lottery history. Due to heavy ticket sales, the jackpot at the time of the draw rose to an estimated $ 768.4 million with a cash option of $ 477 million.
Powerball said the winning numbers are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number is 12.
The $ 768.4 million is the third largest behind the world record Powerball jackpot of $ 1,586 billion shared by the winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee in January 2016, and the $ 1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won last October in South Carolina. 1
Although the price has steadily increased since the last Jackpot winner on December 26th, the odds of comparing the five white balls and the single Powerball remain one of 292.2 million.
The estimated total of $ 768.4 million relates to the pension option, which is paid over 29 years. Almost all the winners of the grand prize decide on the cash prize, which would be estimated at $ 477 million for the draw on Wednesday. Both pricing options are before taxes.
Seven tickets matched all five white balls, but missed the red Powerball in the draw on Wednesday, earning a $ 1 million prize. These tickets were sold in Arizona, two in California, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Two more tickets sold in Kansas and Minnesota brought all five white balls together and doubled the price to $ 2 million as the tickets included the Power Play option for an additional $ 1.
Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.