Californian Wins $1 Billion Powerball Jackpot
A Californian resident became a billionaire overnight on Wednesday after purchasing the winning ticket for the renowned Powerball jackpot.
The Winning Numbers
The winning numbers for the Powerball jackpot, announced on Wednesday evening, were 7, 13, 10, 24, 11, and 24. This lucky individual can now call themselves a billionaire, with the prize pool amounting to a staggering $1.08 billion (€963.1 million).
Lump Sum or Annuity?
However, the winner must decide whether they want the entire amount at once or in annual installments. If they opt for the lump sum, the prize pool decreases to 'only' $558.1 million (€497.7 million).
One of the Largest Jackpots Ever
This jackpot is the seventh-largest amount ever drawn in the United States and the third-largest Powerball amount. According to Powerball, the odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million.