March 28, 2019 06:12 PM
A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the winning ticket was sold in New Berlin, near Milwaukee.
A statement on the Powerball website says that due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million. It was originally estimated to be the 4th largest jackpot.
The numbers announced Wednesday are 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number is 12.
Seven tickets matched all five white balls, but missed matching the red Powerball to win a $1 million prize.
Meanwhile, a $2 million ticket was sold in Stillwater, according to the Minnesota Lottery. According to officials, the numbers on that ticket matched the first five numbers, which is normally worth $1 million, but since the player added a Power Play option to his or her ticket, the prize was doubled to $2 million.
Additionally, according to the Minnesota Lottery, three tickets worth $50,000 each were sold in Savage, Paynesville and Zumbrota.
Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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Updated: March 28, 2019 06:12 PM
Created: March 28, 2019 05:38 AM
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