Single ticket sold in Arizona lands $473.1 million Powerball jackpot

The winning ticket was sold during a QuikTrip to Gilbert.

The winning ticket for the $473.1 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Arizona, officials said.

A single ticket won the grand prize – which has a cash value of $271.9 million – after matching all six numbers in Wednesday night’s draw. The white ball winning numbers were 11, 36, 61, 62 and 68, and the Powerball number was 4.

Lottery officials said due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot exceeded the $454 million estimate that was announced after Monday night’s draw had no winners.

“This is the largest single-ticket jackpot ever won in our state and it’s a life-changing moment for this winner,” Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar said in a statement. . “It also means millions of dollars for our state’s economy, for this winner’s community, and for the vital programs and services funded by Arizona Lottery ticket sales.”

The winning ticket was sold during a QuikTrip to Gilbert, according to the Arizona Lottery. No one has yet come forward to claim the prize, according to Arizona Lottery spokesman John Turner Gilliland, who noted that people usually take a few days “to get their house in order.” The winner, who can choose to remain anonymous, has 180 days to come forward.

The winner can either accept an estimated annuity of $473.1 million – which is paid in 30 installments over 29 years – or a lump sum payment of $283.3 million. Both values ​​are before federal and state taxes.

Beyond the jackpot, more than 1.4 million tickets won cash prizes in Wednesday night’s draw, including a $1 million winner in Indiana who tied all five white balls, officials said. Powerball officials.

This is the third time this year that the Powerball jackpot has been won. In January, two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin shared a grand prize of $632.6 million, the seventh biggest jackpot of all time. In February, a ticket sold in Connecticut won a jackpot of $185.3 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to Powerball officials. The overall odds of winning an in-game prize are 1 in 24.9.

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