On the 7th of May, Saturday, the massive Powerball jackpot that everyone was going crazy over was won by a lucky ticket holder. For this winner, he definitely made Mother’s day one to cherish for years to come! Read further to find out more juicy details about this staggering win. Don’t forget to get your entries in for the next Powerball online jackpot.
The lucky winner is from New Jersey. The single winning Powerball ticket had the following winning numbers:
5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number 9.
These lucky numbers were drawn on Saturday night. This payout will be the eighth-largest US lottery prize in history. Early on Monday morning, officials released the location where the Powerball ticket was sold.
It was sold in Mercer County at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Trenton. “Winning the Powerball jackpot is a life-changing event. A huge congratulation to the ticketholder and the retailer who sold it!” said the New Jersey Lottery executive director, Carole Hedinger. The winner, as well as the retailer who sold the Powerball ticket, will go down in the national Lottery historical record.
This Powerball jackpot was the largest jackpot since January when three winning tickets shared the $1.6 billion grand prize with Powerball. “We expect that the winner(s) will take their time before claiming the prize and consult with professionals who can help them navigate these unchartered waters. Certainly, though, we will be anxiously awaiting the phone call,” said Carole.
Due to the mad scramble for tickets on Saturday, the jackpot actually increased by about $15 million. The lump-sum value is estimated to be at around $284 million. The jackpot winner isn’t the only Powerball player who experienced good fortune, however. There were 7 lucky players who matched five main numbers and took home $1 million each. The winners were from California, Illinois, New York, and Virginia.
The Californian who landed in the second prize tier with Powerball will win $1,299,421 because California doesn’t have a fixed prize rule. Lucky them! California awards prizes based on a pari-mutuel basis, which means that the prizes will change for each drawing based on the amount of tickets sold and prizes won in each tier.
There were 61 Powerball tickets that matched four numbers including the bonus ball. According to Powerball rules, the new jackpot has been reset to $40 million. The next Powerball draw will take place on the 11th of May, Wednesday.
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