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Record $2.04 billion Powerball winning ticket sold in US state of California

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CALIFORNIA, USA: A cashier insert Powerball lottery tickets to the machine for a costumer at a 7-Eleven store in Milpitas, California, United States on November 7, 2022. (Tayfun Coşkun - Anadolu Agency)
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Nov 08, 2022 - 10:30 PM

ANKARA (AA) – A winning Powerball lottery jackpot ticket was sold in the US state of California that awarded its winner a record $2.04 billion — the largest in the lottery’s history.

After the drawing was delayed for 10 hours starting Monday because of technical problems, the winning numbers were revelated: 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, with the Powerball number, 10, in Tuesday morning’s drawing.

Twenty-two tickets were sold in 16 states worth $1 million each, which matched all five numbers except the Powerball number, according to the lottery’s official website.

The lump sum for the jackpot is $997.6 million — if the winner chooses to receive the cash prize instead of an annuity spread over three decades.

The prize surpassed the previous record in the October 2018 Mega Millions drawing that stood at $1.5 billion, with the winner in South Carolina opting for a cash prize of more than $877 million.

The next Powerball jackpot will be Wednesday, for a paltry $20 million, according to the website.

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