The lucky owner of a single Powerball ticket in Washington state has won a jackpot worth $754.6 million after matching all six numbers drawn from Monday’s drawing, officials said.
The identity of the winner is still a mystery, but their ticket matched white ball numbers 5, 11, 22, 23, 69 and red Powerball 7. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
The win means a Powerball jackpot that has eluded players since last November has ended with the 34th draw of the jackpot run, Powerball organizers said in a statement. press release.
Final ticket sales brought the jackpot above the previous estimate to the final total at the time of drawing, making it the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the ninth-largest US lottery jackpot ever, officials said.
The cardholder can choose between an annuity price of $754.6 million or a one-time payment of $407.2 million. Both price options do not include taxes.
If the winner chooses the annuity option, they’ll get one immediate payment, with 29 subsequent annual payments increasing by 5% each year, officials said.
Other big winners in Monday’s drawing included the owners of two tickets sold in Michigan and three in New York, with those tickets matching all five white balls to win prizes of $1 million. Another ticket in Texas matched all five white balls and doubled the prize to $2 million by including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per game, officials said.
Meanwhile, there were also 58 tickets nationwide that won $50,000 in prizes and 16 tickets that won $100,000 in prize money.
Monday’s draw marked the first time the Powerball jackpot was won this year. The Powerball jackpot was previously won on November 19, 2022, with a ticket in Kansas winning a top prize worth $92.9 million, according to Powerball organizers.
Powerball jackpots won in 2022 included a $632.6 million jackpot on January 5, split between winners in California and Wisconsin.
The next Powerball draw is scheduled for Wednesday night.