Winning ticket sold as US Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 mln
This is one of the biggest pots in the multi-state U.S. lottery’s history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner.
The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7.
The odds of winning draw were 1 in 292 million. The grand prize winner has the choice of taking the $455 million jackpot doled out over 29 years, or taking a one-time, lump-sum payment of $269.4 million.
The last Powerball drawing to produce a jackpot winner was on Jan. 6, when a single ticket sold in New Hampshire won $559.7 million.
The winner, who went under the name “Good Karma Family 2018,” chose the lump-sum cash option of $352 million.
Powerball’s jackpot hit a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when three winning tickets were sold in Florida, California and Tennessee.