A single ticket won the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot.
The biggest lottery prize ever, the jackpot, was scooped up by a ticket purchased in California.
The news of the win came after the Powerball Twitter account mistakenly announced that no one had won after Monday night’s draw was delayed.
The numbers for the lottery held in Tallahassee were floridaIt was: The white balls were 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and the red Powerball was 10.
Jackpot tickets were sold at the Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, an unincorporated community in the hills of northeast Los Angeles.
The identity of the winner remains unknown, but they now have the option of receiving the full prize money as an annuity over 30 years or a lump sum of approximately $997.6 million.
of Delayed lottery dramafollowed by false reports involving AFP, that no one had secured the jackpot caused social media to heat up, and an avalanche of Powerball memes were shared online.
After delay drama, Twitter flooded with Powerball memes
The owner of Joe’s Service Center said he was informed by lottery officials that his store had sold winning tickets before it opened on Tuesday.
Joe, whose surname is not disclosed, wins a share of the prize money.
One of his sons said, “No one deserves it more than this man.”
Joe, who will receive a portion of the prize, said lottery officials informed him about the prize before doors opened Tuesday morning.
“No one deserves it more than this man,” said one of Joe’s sons of his father.
The official California Lottery Twitter account said he was the state’s first lottery billionaire.
He added, “We’re so excited and we can’t hide it. Not only was California the big winner of #Powerball, but three more tickets matched the five numbers, along with Gardena, Beaumont and… And only San Francisco’s Powerball was missing.Congratulations to our players!#CA Lottery”
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The Powerball’s unofficial website and Twitter account have published claims that no one has won the prize. It was then widely disseminated by the respected newswire AFP and covered by several news outlets.
It’s not yet clear how many tickets were sold in the latest draw, but an estimated 280 million were sold in Saturday night’s draw, which had a $1.6 billion jackpot.
By comparison, about 159 million people voted in the 2020 presidential election. That’s about 63% of U.S. residents of voting age.
That means that Tuesday’s Powerball lottery likely sold millions more tickets than it would have in the midterm elections.
Monday night’s bumper prize draw was postponed after an unnamed state said it needed more time to process the sale.
Officials said the draw was held Tuesday morning and new calculations revealed the jackpot to be about $100 million higher than the original estimate of $1.9 billion.
Tuesday’s draw was originally scheduled for Monday night, and millions of Americans eagerly awaited the results.
However, the deadline passed without notice as one of the 48 participating lotteries did not submit all of its ticket sales and play data to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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There was some initial confusion as to whether the delay was due to a glitch or a technical issue. The California Lottery announced on Twitter that “security protocols” were not being followed.
The Multistate Lottery Association later clarified that it was only one state that failed to complete the sale quickly enough to submit the results.
The association said it was against its policy to say which lotteries had delays.
“Due to prolonged draw delays, it is likely that we will not know the official results of the Powerball draw until Tuesday morning,” the association said in a statement Monday night.
Confusion was initially caused by the California Lottery blaming the state for not completing its “security protocol”.
“Once the required security protocols have been completed, the lottery will be conducted under the supervision of Lottery security personnel and independent auditors,” the California Lottery tweet continued.
“We will post the winning numbers as soon as they are decided. Thank you for your patience.’
No winning tickets in Saturday’s draw reached $2 billion on Monday
Twitter users were eager to seize the opportunity to point out both the hilarious and “suspicious” aspects of the late Monday night delay.
“A post that they should be ashamed of,” said one.
“If the problem is that someone won and you guys don’t have the money, say it’s okay, I promise.
Regarding the California lottery, one Twitter user responded, “If you tell the rest of us what the numbers are, I promise you won’t let the state know.”
“I think Florida.
Lines outside a store in Sacramento, Calif., Monday
In April, the Powerball draw was delayed by more than four hours. This also appears to be due to a “glitch” requiring more time to satisfy the proper protocol. WJWs.
Also last summer WCBD We reported that the Powerball draw was delayed to allow extra time for multiple lotteries.
The jackpot was the largest since 2016 with $1.586 billion, with an estimated cash out of $929.1 million.
The amount was raised after no one presented a winning ticket in Saturday’s $1.6 billion game.
there were 40 paintings without winners The prize money reached new heights before it was finally captured.
All six numbers must match to win the jackpot. His last win came on August 3, when the Pennsylvania resident won his $206.9 million.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play and are available in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
Ticket sales skyrocketed after the jackpot hit $1.9 billion, with nearly 280 million sold in the draw alone
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The winner will have the choice of either receiving an annuity, a series of annual payments over 30 years, or cashing out for a single, heavily taxed lower payment to receive the promised $2.04 billion. You can choose.
If more than one person wins, the prize must be split.
A 24% federal tax is withheld on gambling winnings before the winner pays out a one-time prize of approximately $1.4 billion.
A windfall would also make them a top tax rate of 37%. This means an estimated federal tax on the lump sum of $518 million.
Depending on the winning state, more money may be collected in state taxes.
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