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.
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.
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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.