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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After 40 draws with no big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched the six numbers drawn on Monday and was the lucky winner of the nearly $ 700 million jackpot, officials said .
The winning numbers drawn on Monday night were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball was on the 15th.
Thanks to nearly four months of futility and final ticket sales, the Powerball jackpot soared to $ 699.8 million, making it the seventh largest in US lottery history. No one has won the game’s grand prize since June 5.
It was the first jackpot won on a Monday night since August 23, when the game launched a third weekly draw, officials said.
According to California Lottery Twitter Account, the winning ticket was sold to Morro Bay. The winner will be able to choose between the 29-year annuity option or the $ 496 million cash option. Both pricing options are subject to taxes.
Five million dollar winning tickets were sold; two in Massachusetts and one each in Virginia, Florida and Arizona.
The 41st drawing set a record, surpassing the previous mark of 36 drawings which completed in January 2021. The longer the game lasts without a grand prize winner, the more the payout will increase.
The jackpot drought is intentional, because the long odds of the game of 292.2 million to one are intended to generate massive prizes that attract more players.
Lottery officials noted that despite the long wait for a winning jackpot ticket, many people won smaller prizes, including 2.8 million players in Saturday’s draw alone. These winnings 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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