$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Colorado


Someone in Colorado may have just become a millionaire after a Powerball ticket sold in the state matched all five white balls in Wednesday night’s drawing, winning $1 million.

The Coloradan was one of 19 players across the country to win at least $1 million in Wednesday’s drawing, but no one has won the Powerball jackpot yet, which has ballooned to an estimated $1.5 billion.

The six numbers drawn Wednesday night were white balls 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 and red Powerball 23.

The other $1 million winners in Wednesday’s drawing were in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Virginia, and three $2 million winners were in Arkansas, Montana and New Jersey.

There were also 189 tickets nationwide that won a $50,000 prize and another 49 tickets that won a $100,000 prize.

If a Powerball player wins the jackpot in the next drawing Saturday, it will be the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history and third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Saturday’s drawing will be the 40th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won Aug. 3. If no one wins the jackpot Saturday, it will tie the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand-prize winner.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment, both before taxes.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.


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