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Someone has won the $1 billion Powerball jackpot: Where was the ticket sold?

Someone has beaten the one in 292.2 million odds after the jackpot grew for months.

WASHINGTON — After a months-long winless streak, one very lucky lottery player in California won the Powerball jackpot worth more than $1 billion.

Wednesday's prize, which rose to $1.08 billion by drawing time, ranks as the game's third largest prize, only behind the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won last year and the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016. It's the sixth largest lottery win among all games. 

Jackpot winners have the option to be paid out the full amount over 29 years, or choose the smaller cash option. The cash option for Wednesday's drawing was $558.1 million, before taxes. 

Where was the winning Powerball ticket sold?

The California Lottery said on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold in Los Angeles at Las Palmitas Mini Market.

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Lottery official Rick Herrera holds an enlarged check outside the Las Palmitas Mini Market where the winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold.

The last time someone had won the Powerball jackpot was April 19 for a top prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, no one had won the grand prize.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With the billion-dollar jackpot drawing significant interest, many players were just short of the grand prize, but matched the first five balls to win at least a million dollars. There were 36 $1 million-winning tickets and three $2 million-winning tickets: 

Those million dollar winners are located in:

$1 Million Winners 

  • California (7)
  • Connecticut
  • Florida (4)
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts (3)
  • Maryland (2)
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New York (5)
  • Ohio
  • Texas (4)
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

$2 Million Winners

  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island

For the millions who didn't win the billion-dollar jackpot, there's still a chance at life-changing cash this week with Friday's Mega Millions jackpot of $720 million. The last Mega Millions jackpot was won on April 18. Powerball hadn't seen a grand prize winner since April 19

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What were the winning Powerball numbers for 7/19/23?

The winning numbers were 7-10-11-13-24, Powerball 24 and Power Play 2.

When is the Powerball drawing?

The Powerball drawing takes place live at 10:59 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets, which cost $2 per play, are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What are my chances of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

Over the past few years, huge lottery jackpots have become more common as lottery officials have changed the rules and ticket prices to boost top prizes.

Powerball's biggest change came in 2021 when officials decided to add a Monday drawing to its weekly lineup of Wednesday and Saturday evening drawings. At the time of the announcement, Powerball proclaimed the addition of the Monday drawing would lead to "larger, faster-growing jackpots."  

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What are the largest Powerball jackpots? 

  1. $2.04 Billion – Nov. 7, 2022 – CA
  2. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
  3. $1.08 Billion - July 19, 2023
  4. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI
  5. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
  6. $754.6 Million – Feb. 6, 2023 - WA
  7. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
  8. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
  9. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY
  10. $632.6 Million – Jan. 5, 2022 – CA, WI

What are the largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  4. $1.35 billion Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)
  5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
  6. $1.08 billion Powerball, July 19, 2023 (one ticket, from California)
  7. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
  8. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
  9. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
  10. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

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