A person from California won $2.04 billion in the American lottery known as Powerball. This is the highest prize in history in that draw, as announced by the authorities on Tuesday.
The multimillion-dollar collection accumulated over 40 weeks after no one matched all five numbers and an extra sixth that awards the jackpot.
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The California Lottery Administration announced on its Twitter account that the ticket that matched all six numbers was sold at an Altadena location.
How much money will the person who won $2.04 billion in the lottery have left after taxes?
The draw was supposed to take place on Monday night, but a technical failure in one of the states forced it to be delayed until Tuesday morning, which is why the jackpot increased and exceeded 2,000 million in just a few hours.
Despite the figure the winner will receive 930 million, since fees and taxes have been deducted from the total jackpot in case you decide to collect the prize immediately. However, if you spread it out over annual payments, you could receive it in full over 29 years.
The numbers were 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, with a Powerball (bonus) of 10.
The last time someone matched all six numbers was on August 3, when a lucky ticket holder in Pennsylvania pocketed $206.9 million. The last historic jackpot was in 2016, when three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee shared $1.586 million.
Who won the 2.04 billion dollars in the American Powerball
A Powerball ticket costs $2. The winning ticket was sold in Altadena, California. It is a town in Los Angeles County.
The California Lottery tweeted on its official account. “A lucky ticket sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena matched all 6 numbers in the #Powerball drawing on November 7th. The final jackpot amount for this drawing was $2.04 billion,” he stated.
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“My son is expecting a baby in two months so we are excited!” said Joseph Chahayed, owner of Joe’s Service Center. “We can have a nice celebration for another baby. I have ten grandchildren,” he said, quoted by the CBS.
Venue owners will receive $1 million for selling the winning ticket. The identity of the person who won the raffle is still unknown.
Another 22 people matched five numbers and pocketed just over $1.4 million each. The drawings are held three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.