Record $2.04-B Powerball winning ticket sold in California

November 9, 2022, 4:19 pm

ANKARA – A winning Powerball lottery jackpot ticket was sold in the US state of California that awarded its winner a record USD2.04 billion -- the largest in the lottery’s history.

After the drawing was delayed for 10 hours starting Monday because of technical problems, the winning numbers were revealed: 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, with the Powerball number, 10, in Tuesday morning's drawing.

Twenty-two tickets were sold in 16 states worth USD1 million each, which matched all five numbers except the Powerball number, according to the lottery's official website.

The lump sum for the jackpot is USD997.6 million -- if the winner chooses to receive the cash prize instead of an annuity spread over three decades.

The prize surpassed the previous record in the October 2018 Mega Millions drawing that stood at USD1.5 billion, with the winner in South Carolina opting for a cash prize of more than USD877 million.

The next Powerball jackpot will be Wednesday, for a paltry USD20 million, according to the website. (Anadolu)