The $425 Million Powerball Jackpot winner has been identified as a man in Milpitas, California. The winning ticket was sold at a gas station with the winning numbers of 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and 34.
While no immediate details about the winner have been given, the Dixon Landing Gas Station will be receiving a whopping $1 million for issuing the winning ticket. The prize is the sixth largest in U.S. history and the fourth largest in the Powerball category.
The undisclosed winner has two options to receive the over $400 million dollar prize; he can either take the one time payout cash prize of $227.8 million or he can take the $400 million in a 30 time annual payout.
The drawing for the lottery occurred on Wednesday, February 19 at 11 p.m. EST. The odds of winning the over $400 million jackpot were slim with a 1 in 175 million chance of having the winning ticket.
The Powerball Jackpot has grown to its large amounts over the years due to the increase in ticket prices. Played in 43 states, it is one of the biggest lotteries in the world. Originally, lotto tickets were just $1 per stub. The increase to $2 per ticket has increase the jackpot to historical amounts.
The majority of winners leave with an overage of over $200 million and typically win using computer generated numbers. The largest Powerball sum in history was won by a man in Florida who took home $590 million back in 2013.
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