. Two Powerball ticket holders are already extremely lucky in the new year. They bought winning tickets for Wednesday night’s $632.6 million jackpot, lottery officials said.
One was bought at a 7-11 in Sacramento, California while the other one in Wisconsin. Each was purchased by either one individual or multiple people.
It was the seventh largest jackpot in the history of the game.
The lucky ticket holders will split the $632.6 million bonanza. Each ticket is worth $316.3 million if the proceeds are taken in annual annuities over 29 years, or $225.1 million if the winners opt to take their prize in an immediate lump sum. These options come before taxes.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 6, 14, 25, 33 and 46, and the Powerball number was 17. Power Play multiplier for the drawing was 2.
Lottery officials originally estimated the jackpot at $610 million but they said Wednesday it had jumped to $632.6 million because of “fast-growing sales across the country. “
More than 3,000,000 tickets were awarded prizes that ranged from $4 million to $2 million. Among them: two Match 5 + Power Play tickets worth $2 million each and 12 Match 5 tickets worth $1 million apiece.
No one had won a Powerball jackpot since Oct. 4, when one player took home $699.8 million.
The next Powerball drawing will be Saturday night, and the jackpot will start at $20 million.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
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