December 5, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Powerball tickets are seen at a liquor retailer in Washington, July 19, 2023. REUTERS/Nathan Howard/File Picture

A single-ticket holder from Kern County was the only real winner of an estimated $1.77 billion Powerball drawing, lottery officers stated Thursday.

It’s the second-largest lottery jackpot ever gained in state historical past, based on the lottery web site. A liquor retailer in Frazier Park offered the ticket.

The ticket holder, whose id was not disclosed, has the selection of getting the estimated jackpot paid out over 30 years, or receiving an estimated $774.1 million lump-sum fee, Powerball stated in a press release early Thursday.

Ultimate ticket gross sales pushed the jackpot past its marketed estimate of $1.73 billion to $1.77 billion on the time of Wednesday’s drawing.

The drawing is the thirty sixth since a Powerball participant hit the jackpot three months in the past. In July, a ticket in California matched all six numbers to win a grand prize price $1.08 billion.

The chances of profitable are 1 in 292.2 million. For comparability, the chances of being struck by lightning over the following 12 months is 1 in 1.22 million, based on the Nationwide Climate Service.

Wednesday’s purse falls simply in need of the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot gained by a single-ticket holder in California in November 2022. That set a world file, based on Powerball.

Powerball tickets, which value $2 every, are offered in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Greater than half of ticket proceeds stay within the jurisdiction the place the ticket was offered.

Powerball drawings are held within the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago, Chandni Shah and Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; modifying by Jonathan Oatis and Gerry Doyle)