One Powerball ticket worth $1B sold in California
A single ticket winning Wednesday night’s $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot was sold in California. It’s the third-largest Powerball jackpot and the sixth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever won.
The winning numbers in the Wednesday, July 19 drawing were white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24, and red Powerball 24. The Power Play® multiplier was 2X.
The ticket holder will have the choice between an annuitized prize of $1.08 billion or a lump sum payment of $558.1 million. Both prize options are before taxes. If the winner selects the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.
Other top-winning tickets in the Wednesday, July 19 Powerball drawing include three tickets sold in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Rhode Island that matched all five white balls and won $2 million prizes by including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.
In addition, 36 tickets matching five white balls worth $1 million each were sold in Ohio and 15 other states.
The Powerball jackpot eluded players for three months before it was finally hit on Wednesday night in the 39th drawing of the jackpot run.
Don't feel bad if you didn't win. There's still a shot at winning a $720 million dollar big prize if you choose the right numbers in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing.
You can watch the drawing on 21 News at 11.