One lucky Powerball jackpot winner had a connection to Cherry Hill, Maryland. In 2014, he won a lump sum of $153.5 million and set up a foundation to give it away. He plans to give the money to nonprofit theater organizations around the country. He also plans to support the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates. He is also planning to set aside money for his grandchildren to go to college.
The lottery winners can claim their prizes at the lottery office or online. The draw took place on Saturday at the usual time and location. The winning ticket was among three Quick Picks with Power Play purchased for $9. This is the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history. In the past, the highest jackpot was $390 million, won in March 2007.
Powerball is played in 45 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Three jackpots have gone unclaimed since the game started in 1992, including one in Georgia and another in Florida. According to lottery statistics, there have been 39 jackpot winners since the game began. Winners can choose to accept the jackpot as a lump sum or elect to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years. Those who choose to receive a lump sum will receive a smaller prize than those who choose the annuity option.
This jackpot was originally estimated at $365 million and grew based on actual sales. The winning ticket was purchased in Middlebury, Vermont at a convenience store. The winning ticket owner chose to accept a cash payout of $208.4 million. Alternatively, he could choose to take the cash option and cash out for the remainder of his winnings.
Who Won the Powerball Jackpot?
The Powerball jackpot reset to $20 million for the next drawing, scheduled for Saturday night. Mega Millions, meanwhile, stands at $360 million, which includes a $193 million cash option. If you have the winning ticket, you can claim your prize online or visit a lottery office to collect your prize.
The mystery winner of the $560 million Powerball jackpot battled with the lottery to keep her identity private. The New Hampshire woman, who won the jackpot in January, sought to remain anonymous. Ultimately, a judge found in her favor last week and said she could claim her prize based on her privacy rights. The judge weighed her privacy interests against the lottery’s rules.
Powerball is one of the most popular multistate lottery games in the United States, played in 45 states including Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. It is played every Wednesday and Saturday night. Powerball draws are announced at 10:50pm ET on each Wednesday and Saturday night. Matching any five numbers plus the Powerball will earn you a prize of $4. If you match all five numbers plus the Powerball, you’ll receive a grand prize of up to $20 million.