Officials confirmed that a single Arizona lottery ticket was sold and matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday to win the $473.1 Million Powerball jackpot.
The winning numbers were white balls 11, 36, 61, 62, and 68. Powerball was 4. The Power Play was 2.
The winning lottery ticket was sold at a QuikTrip near Gilbert and Warner roads in Gilbert, Arizona Lottery officials said.
The jackpot was boosted by strong ticket sales, surpassing earlier estimates. CBS News reported.
The ticket holder or holders can choose between receiving a one-lump sum cash option of $283.3 million or an estimated annuity of $473.1 million through 30 graduated payments over 29 years. These payouts do not include taxes according to authorities.
It was not immediately known who the winner or winners were.
“We are excited to celebrate this huge $473.1 million Powerball jackpot win for one very lucky Arizonan,”Gregg Edgar, Arizona Lottery Executive Director. AZ Family Report. “This is the biggest ever jackpot won on a single ticket in our state, and it is a life-changing moment for this winner. It also means millions of dollars to our state’s economy, to this winner’s community, and to the vital programs and services funded by Arizona Lottery ticket sales.”
One Indiana ticket was one ticket away from hitting the jackpot as Arizona’s Arizona ticket. The Indiana ticket was good for all five white balls, but it did not match the Powerball number. The ticket is still valuable at $1 million
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot was the third this year. A $632.6 million jackpot was won in January by two Powerball tickets from California, and one in Wisconsin.
Powerball tickets cost $2 and can be purchased in 45 states and the District of Columbia. CBS News reported that the odds of winning any prize are 1 out 24.9 and the odds of winning the Jackpot are 1 in 292.2 millions.