The winning Powerball ticket worth $1 billion has been sold in California

The winning Powerball ticket of the $1.08 billion jackpot, the 7th largest in U.S. history and 3rd largest in the game’s history, has been sold in California.

Winning numbers: The numbers for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were the white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and red Powerball 24.
* The winner has the option to receive either $1.08 billion paid out in yearly increments or a one-time lump sum of $558.1 million before taxes.

By the numbers: This considerable jackpot is, in part, due to the game’s odds of 1 in 292.2 million, designed to build big prizes to attract more players.
* The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $2.04 billion in November.
* The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was nearly three months ago on April 19, for a top prize of close to $253 million.

Where the game is played: Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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