The third largest amount in U.S Lottery history has been declared on Wednesday night. A single Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin was having the prize money of $ 768.4 million, ending the latest lottery fever.
In New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people about 14 miles southwest of Milwaukee, the winning ticket was sold. The lucky retailer will receive a $ 100,000 payout for selling the lottery ticket.
The life-changing numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44, and 62, with Powerball number 12 adding the 3X Power Play multiplier.
After $ 1.5864 billion Powerball Jackpot from California, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina’s $ 1.537 billion Mega Millions Jackpot, Wisconsin’s $ 768.4 million Powerball Jackpot has taken its place on the third spot.
David Barden, Powerball Product Group chairman and New Mexico Lottery chief executive officer, also shared his statement saying “It’s going to be a very green spring for our first Powerball jackpot winner of 2019,” and added “A jackpot of this size can make many dreams come true — not just for the winner, but for all Lottery beneficiaries and the lucky state of Wisconsin.”
According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the top prize rose to an estimated $ 750 million due to heavy ticket sales, the chances of winning the big prize were 1 in 292,201,338. The payout for the lump sum is $ 476.9 million.
Cindy Polzin, the state’s lottery director said, “This is an amazing milestone for Wisconsin,” in a news release, and proudly added “It truly is incredible to think that the winning ticket for this historic jackpot was sold in our own backyard. I am extremely excited for the winners and for our state. This event puts us in the national spotlight and turns Wisconsin into WINsconsin.”
$ 1 million Powerball lottery jackpot is won by Seven tickets matching all five white balls leaving the single red ball. These seven tickets were sold from California, Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, and New York. Two more matched all five white balls with Power Play for an extra $ 1, winning $ 2 million. These were from Kansas and Minnesota.
From which 20 were purchased with the Power Play option, which increased the jackpot to $ 150,000, and 13 of those tickets were sold in California, where that drawing was worth $ 28,597.