Nearly $700M Powerball jackpot ticket offered in California

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A single ticket offered in California received a large Powerball prize of almost $700 million — the seventh-largest in US lottery historical past.

“California, we have a winner!” the California Lottery tweeted early Tuesday.

“Congratulations to our lucky player from Morro Bay who matched 6/6 numbers and won the $699.8 Million #Powerball jackpot,” the message continued of Monday night time’s draw.

The successful numbers had been white balls 12, 22, 54, 66, and 69. The Powerball quantity was 15.

The winner can choose between getting it as an annuity paid over 29 years or $496 million money. Both choices are topic to taxes.

Although the winner had not been recognized as of early Tuesday, the ticket was offered at an Albertsons grocery retailer in Morro Bay, a coastal metropolis with a inhabitants of a bit of greater than 10,000 that’s famed for its historical volcanic mound within the sea.

The $700M jackpot was the 5th largest in Powerball history and 7th largest jackpot in US lottery history.
The $700M jackpot was the fifth largest in Powerball historical past and seventh largest jackpot in US lottery historical past.Storms Media Group/Alamy Live News

The jackpot climbed to $699.8 million after a report run of 40 drawings with out a massive winner, the lottery said. It was final received on June 5, when a $285.6 million prize-winning ticket was offered in Florida.

Monday’s jackpot ranks because the fifth largest in Powerball historical past and the seventh largest jackpot in US lottery historical past.

The winner of the 7th largest Powerball lottery was announced On October 5, 2021 in Morro Bay, California.
The winner of the seventh largest Powerball lottery was introduced On October 5, 2021 in Morro Bay, California.
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The largest ever high prize was $1.586 billion within the Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016, which was shared between three tickets purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The largest single-ticket winner was the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot received in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.

Late final month, a Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in a Manhattan pizza joint received $432 million, the most important in Big Apple historical past. The winner has but to be recognized.

The California jackpot ticket was not the one winner Monday night time. Five others received $1 million — two in Massachusetts and one every in Virginia, Florida and Arizona — whereas a Tennessee ticket received $2 million for additionally having the Power Play function.

In whole, greater than 2.2 million tickets received prizes of $4 or extra.