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A Powerball ticket sold in Oregon has won the nearly $1.33 billion jackpot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

US: Ticket wins $1.32 billion Powerball jackpot

April 7, 2024

By Dalia Faheid, CNN

(CNN) — A Powerball ticket sold in Oregon has won the nearly $1.33 billion jackpot – the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the game, according to Powerball.

Saturday’s winning numbers are 44, 27, 52, 22, 69 and Powerball 9.

A single ticket sold in Oregon matched all six numbers drawn to win the grand prize worth $1.326 billion. The lucky ticket holder will have the choice between an annuitized prize or a lump sum payment of $621 million, both before taxes, according to Powerball.

Final ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its earlier estimate of $1.3 billion. It’s now the eighth largest among US lottery jackpot games, Powerball said in a news release.

Others also won big this weekend. Seven tickets matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Wyoming, Powerball said.

Saturday’s drawing was scheduled to take place at 10:59 p.m. ET but was delayed for more than three hours. Powerball said one lottery needed additional time to complete the required pre-draw procedures before the drawing could take place.

This has been one of the game’s longest streaks, according to Powerball. The jackpot was previously won on New Year’s Day when a ticket in Michigan scored an $842.4 million jackpot.

The largest Powerball jackpot – and the largest US lottery prize – ever won was $2.04 billion by a ticket purchased in California in November 2022, according to the lottery. Ranking second through third are $1.765 billion (one ticket in California, 2023); $1.586 billion (three tickets, 2016).

Winning the Powerball jackpot means a ticket matched all five white balls plus the red Powerball. The odds of winning any prize in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 24.9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the lottery.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per play and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

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