Des Moines, Iowa — Someone in Washington state overcame the odds to win Monday night $754 million Powerball jackpot, the game’s website says.
The winning numbers were 05, 11, 22, 23, 69 and Powerball 07.
It was the first Powerball jackpot won since November 19, 2022, in the 34th drawing since then.
That winning streak allowed the prize to grow bigger and bigger until it became the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the ninth-largest US lottery jackpot ever won.
Monday’s $754 million jackpot is for a winner who chooses an annuity that pays out over 29 years. Higher interest rates allowed for larger annuity payouts compared to earlier jackpots when rates were lower.
But most winners prefer the cash, which was $407 million in Monday night’s drawing.
The game’s scary odds of 1 to 292.2 million are designed to produce big prizes that attract more players. This strategy has certainly worked recently someone in Maine has won a $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot in January and a A California player has won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last November. No one claimed any of these prizes.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per game. They are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The next Powerball drawing on Wednesday night will have a top prize of $20 million.
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