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Man wins $1.08 billion jackpot

Jul 20, 2023 #News

A lucky man is now $1.08 billion richer after winning Wednesday’s third-highest jackpot ever in America’s history.

The Powerball jackpot has an estimated cash value of $558.1 million.

The winning numbers were 7, 13, 10, 24 and 11. The Powerball was 24. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.

“This has turned into a historic jackpot run; this is only the third time in Powerball’s 31-year history that a jackpot has reached the billion-dollar threshold,” Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director, said in a Powerball news release.

Man wins $1.08 billion jackpot

Three lucky players won a $2 million prize for matching five white balls plus the Power Play, and 36 took home the $1 million prize for matching 5 white balls.

Other Powerball jackpots won this year include a $754.6 million jackpot won in Washington on Jan. 5, a $162.6 million jackpot won in Virginia on March 4, and a $252.6 million jackpot won in Ohio on April 19.

Only two other previous Powerball jackpots have topped the current one in terms of size, the lottery said.

Powerball gave out its largest-ever grand prize in 2022 when the jackpot reached $2.04 billion. In 2016, someone won the second-largest jackpot at $1.586 billion, according to the lottery.

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