$ 699.8 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold in California

One person won the Powerball jackpot of $ 699.8 million. The winning ticket was sold in California. The winning numbers drawn on Monday n...

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  • One person won the Powerball jackpot of $ 699.8 million.
  • The winning ticket was sold in California.
  • The winning numbers drawn on Monday night were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball was number 15.

After 40 drawings without a Powerball lottery winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn on Monday and was the lucky winner of the nearly $ 700 million jackpot, authorities said.

The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball was number 15. No one had won the game’s grand prize since June 5, reported The Associated Press.

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Thanks to nearly four months of futility and eventual ticket sales, the Powerball jackpot has risen to $ 699.8 million, making it the seventh largest in the world. history of the US lottery

It was the first jackpot won on a Monday night since Aug. 23, when the game launched a third weekly drawing, officials said.

The winning ticket was sold in Morro Bay

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According to the California Lottery Twitter account, the winning ticket was sold in Morro Bay. The winner will be able to choose between the 29-year paid annuity option or the $ 496 million cash option. Both award options are taxable.

Five winning $ 1 million tickets were sold; two in Massachusetts and one in Virginia, Florida and Arizona. The 41st draw set a record, surpassing the previous mark of 36 draws that ended in January 2021. The longer the game goes without a grand prize winner, the higher the payout.

Many people have won other smaller prizes

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The jackpot drought is by design, as the hefty 292.2 million-to-one game odds are bound to generate massive prizes that attract more players.

Lottery officials have noted that despite the long wait for a jackpot winning ticket, many people have won smaller prizes, including 2.8 million players in Saturday’s drawing alone. Those earnings ranged from $ 1 million to $ 4. Powerball is played in 45 states plus Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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