Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Wisconsin
That's right, someone in the Badger State has won the third largest jackpot in US Lottery History.
According to powerball.com, the winning ticket for the $768 million dollar Powerball jackpot has been sold in Wisconsin. There are also some smaller winners, Kansas and Minnesota have 2 million dollar winners and multiple one million dollar winners.
This jackpot's winning numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and a Powerball number of 12.
The odds of winning this round was about 292 million to 1. Which means you have a better chance of dating a celebrity or winning the Super Bowl. But Powerball says 1 in every 24.87 tickets wins a prize, starting at $4. Which could buy you more tickets.
If the winner chose the lump sum payout it would be $465.5 million. The last Powerball winner was announced in December when a ticket sold in New York won an estimated $298.3 million.
So if you can make it work for the lifestyle you are accustomed to, the Powerball resets to the sum of $40 million for Saturday's drawing.
According to the Powerball site, since this is the third largest, the largest was $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 shared by winners in California, Colorado, and Tennessee.
Second would be a woman from South Carolina who won $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot last October. In South Carolina, you can claim your prize without revealing your name.