A Record-Breaking $2.04 Billion Powerball Jackpot Was Won In California And 23 Tickets Also Won Millions

According to lottery authorities, a lottery player who purchased the ticket in California has won the $2.04 billion Powerball Jackpot.

According to the California Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena. The $997.6 million cash option will also be available to the winner.

In addition, there are now 23 millionaires, including three in New Jersey, who matched all five white balls in the Monday night drawing, which was held Tuesday early due to a technical issue. The Jersey tickets were bought at Edison, Hightstown, and Merchantville.

The winning numbers for the drawing on Monday, November 7 are 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball 10. The Powerplay was 2x.

The jackpot increased based on actual sales from its initial estimate of $1.9 billion.

Powerball Jackpot won in California
Powerball Jackpot won in California

One Powerplay ticket purchased in Florida resulted in a $2 million jackpot. The 22 $1 million tickets were sold at the following locations (the payout in California is based on actual sales in the state):

  • California (3 – $1,149,661 – Stues Market in Gardena; Oak Valley 76 in Beaumont; 1001 Castro Street in San Francisco)
  • Florida (2)
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey (3 – News Nook in Merchantville; 7-Eleven in Hightstown; Atlantis Fresh Market in Edison)
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington

For the drawing on Wednesday night, the jackpot will now be reset to $20 million.

The jackpot had previously been won on August 3 night when a Pennsylvania lottery player won $206.9 million.

According to the Mega Millions website, the jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is at $154 million with a cash option of $74.7 million.

Why was the Powerball delayed?

We are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing right now due to a technical issue tonight. “It will be available on Powerball.com as soon as we are unable to conduct the drawing and address the problem,” lottery host Laura Johnson informed the nervously watching television watchers at 11 p.m. EST.

The delay, according to a statement released shortly after, was brought on by “a participating lottery needing more time to execute the requisite security processes.” The Multi-State Lottery Association released a statement at around 2:20 a.m. that elaborated on the issue:

“A participating lottery is still processing its play and sales data at this time. Before the winning numbers are chosen, Powerball requires all 48 participating lotteries to submit their sales and play data. After Powerball gets the unfinished entry, the drawing can start. Powerball is dedicated to holding drawings that provide every participant an equal chance to win and has strict security measures to maintain the game’s integrity.

The Multi-State Lottery Association released an additional statement at about 7:15 a.m. “Powerball has been in touch with the lottery all night as it attempts to fix the problem. Regrettably, there was a delay because the other 47 lotteries were able to finish the necessary security checks on time.

Powerball, like the rest of America, is eager to hold its drawing for the record-breaking jackpot, but maintaining the draw’s integrity is of utmost significance, even if that results in a longer delay.

According to a press statement from the Multi-State Lottery Association, the record-breaking $2.04 billion jackpot was won in the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee at 8:57 a.m.

When announcing the winner on Tuesday afternoon, Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director and Chair of the Powerball Product Group Drew Svitko stressed the significance of maintaining the draw’s integrity.

What time is the following Powerball drawing?

Three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m., Powerball drawings are held. In 2021, drawings on Monday were introduced.

How late can I buy Powerball tickets?

Don’t wait until the last minute to buy a Powerball ticket because the cutoff time differs by state. On the day of the drawing, the deadline in New Jersey is 9:59 p.m., while the deadline in New York is 10 p.m.

How do I play Powerball?

Each ticket costs $2, but for an additional $1, you can add the Power Play, increasing your chance of winning by up to five times the original reward (except for the jackpot and Match 5). When the prize is less than $150 million, there is also a 10x Power Play option.

Each participant chooses one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball and five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls. The lottery machine, however, can also create a quick select ticket for you with random numbers on it.

Except for California, prizes range from $4 for matching the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls to the jackpot for matching all six balls.

Where can I buy Powerball tickets?

In addition to 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can play the game there.

Lottery tickets are widely available at supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores. Online purchasing of Powerball tickets is permitted in some areas but beware of fake websites. Before buying tickets online, ask your state lottery for further information about online sales.

You don’t have to be a citizen of the United States or a resident of the state where you buy your ticket. Powerball and Mega Millions of players are most likely to win big in these states.

How can I watch Powerball drawing?

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET, the lottery website streams the Powerball drawing live. A regional television station in your market might also air the drawing.

What are my odds of winning?

Although playing Powerball can be thrilling, refrain from blowing through those millions before you win.

  • The odds of winning the jackpot are 292,201,338-to-1.
  • The odds to match all five white balls are 11,688,053-to-1.

Lump sum or annuity?

The two jackpot payout choices available from the country’s major lotteries are annuities and cash.

The option with an annuity is paid out gradually. There is an initial payment, followed by 29 annual installments that increase by 5% annually.

The promised jackpot is much higher than the cash option, but it is paid out all at once. For all the money, you don’t need to wait for decades.

What was the biggest Powerball jackpot?

Here are the Top 10 jackpots since the Powerball lottery began in 1992:

  1. $2.04 billion, Nov. 7, 2022: California
  2. $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
  3. $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  4. $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  5. $730 million, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  6. $699.8 million, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California
  7. $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
  8. $632.6 million, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
  9. $590.5 million, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida
  10. $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winners in Arizona, Missouri

What was the largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here’s a look at the top jackpots that were won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions of lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: California
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois
  5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  6. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  7. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
  8. $730 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  9. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California
  10. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
  11. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  12. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  13. $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
  14. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida
  15. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winners in Arizona, Missouri
  16. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  17. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018: Won in California
  18. $536 million, Mega Millions July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana
  19. $533 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey
  20. $522 million, Mega Millions, June 7, 2019: Won in California

Conclusion

Lottery officials say that a California resident bought the winning ticket for the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. The California lottery said that the winning ticket was bought at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena. The winner can also choose to get $997.6 million in cash.

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