According to officials, the lucky owner of a single Powerball ticket in Washington state won a $754.6 million jackpot after matching all six numbers drawn in Monday’s drawing.
Although the winner’s identity is unknown, their ticket matched white ball numbers 5, 11, 22, 23, 69, and red Powerball 7. The multiplier for the Power Play was 2X.
The win brings to an end a Powerball jackpot that had eluded players since last November with the 34th drawing of the jackpot run, according to Powerball organisers in a news release.
Officials said that final ticket sales increased the jackpot from its previous estimate to its latest total at the time of drawing, making it the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the ninth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever won.
The ticket holder will be able to choose between a $754.6 million annuitized prize and a lump sum payment of $407.2 million. Both prize options are exclusive of taxes.
If the winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment, followed by 29 annual payments that will increase by 5% each year, according to officials.
Other big winners in Monday’s drawing included the owners of two Michigan tickets and three New York tickets, which matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes. Another Texas ticket matched all five white balls, doubling the prize to $2 million by including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play, according to officials.
Meanwhile, there were 58 tickets nationwide that won $50,000 and 16 tickets that won $100,000.
The Powerball jackpot was won for the first time this year in Monday’s drawing. According to Powerball organisers, the jackpot was previously hit on Nov. 19, 2022, with a ticket in Kansas winning a grand prize of $92.9 million.
Among the Powerball jackpots won in 2022 was a $632.6 million jackpot won on January 5, which was split between winners in California and Wisconsin.
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday evening.