The Powerball jackpot of $632.6 million, the seventh-largest in the game’s history, is won by two ticketholders
The Powerball jackpot was won by two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin on Wednesday night.
The $632.6 million prize is the seventh-largest in the history of the American lottery game, and the two winners will share it. As a result of “strong ticket sales,” as Powerball touted in a press release, the grand prize had risen above the $630 million estimate.
Annuitized at $316.3 million, or $225.1 million in cash, each winning ticket is valued $225.1 million. According to Powerball, both prize options are pre-tax.
According to the California State Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Sacramento.
According to Powerball, the drawing on Wednesday night was the 40th in a row with a Powerball jackpot. In addition to the Powerball number 17, the winning numbers were 6, 14, 25, 33, and 46.
On Oct. 4, 2021, a single ticket sold in California matched the winning numbers for a $699.8 million grand prize, the most recent time a Powerball jackpot was won.
The overall odds of winning a reward on Powerball are one in 24.9 million, while the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. Powerball now holds the record for the highest jackpot in the world. Winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee shared a record $1.586 billion jackpot in 2016.