The second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history now reportedly has a single winner. A winning ticket with the numbers 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and a Powerball number of 4 sold in Massachusetts holds claim over the $758.7 million Powerball prize, putting to end a summer long push that fell short of the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot that was claimed by three winners in 2016.
The winning ticket marks the largest jackpot for a single ticket and stops the jackpot from jumping to $1 billion with its next drawing on Saturday. According to ABC News, Powerball officials expected to sell 170 million tickets between Saturday’s drawing and Wednesday’s jackpot:
The $758.7 million jackpot is second only to a $1.6 billion prize shared by three people in January 2016.
The current jackpot refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years, increasing 5 percent annually. Nearly all winners favor the cash option, which would now be $443.3 million.