Single winning ticket sold with Powerball jackpot near $700 million
(Gray News) - A single winning ticket sold in California matched the Powerball numbers drawn Monday night to win a nearly $700 million jackpot, according to a news release from lottery officials.
Powerball says the jackpot reached $699.8 million by the time of the drawing, which is the fifth largest in Powerball history and seventh largest in U.S. history.
The numbers drawn were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 60. The Powerball was 15.
Jackpot winners can either select their prize as an annuity or a lump-sum payment. If the annuity option is selected, the winner is guaranteed to receive 30 payments over 29 years.
The lump sum option Monday was at $496 million.
Five other tickets matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. Two were sold in Massachusetts and the other three in Arizona, Florida and Virginia.
One ticket sold in Tennessee won a $2 million prize.
Prior to the win, the Powerball had been rolling over for months, with the jackpot last hit in June.
The odds of winning are long, one in 292.2 million, according to the Associated Press.
Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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