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We have a winner: One $473 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold

The second-largest Powerball jackpot of the year was up for grabs Wednesday, and the final amount turned out to be much higher than anticipated.
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FILE - Jan. 12, 2021 - Blank forms for the Powerball lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

One winning ticket was sold for Wednesday's $473.1 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The winner will be taking home a cash payout of more than $272 million after taxes are factored in.

The winning numbers were 11-36-61-62-68. The Powerball was 4 and the Power Play multiplier was 2x.

Powerball announced the jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Arizona. Someone in Indiana also bought a ticket that won $1 million for selecting all five white numbers.

The Arizona lottery later announced Thursday afternoon the jackpot-winning ticket was specifically bought at a QuikTrip in Gilbert, Arizona.  

The $473.1 million is the second-largest jackpot of the year. It was initially estimated to be $454 million, so the $19 million bump was a likely indication of high ticket sales. 

Winning tickets have been sold for two jackpots this year. Two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin shared $632.6 million in January and one ticket in Connecticut won $185.3 million.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history, which is also the largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever, was $1.586 billion split between three tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee in 2016.

Indiana has the most jackpot-winning tickets sold with 39. Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, Vermont, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Wyoming have never had a jackpot-winning ticket sold.

The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. 

Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Powerball all-time largest jackpots

  1. $1.586 billion: Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets sold)
  2. $768.4 million: March 27, 2019
  3. $758.7 million: Aug. 23, 2017
  4. $731.1 million: Jan. 20, 2021
  5. $699.8 million: Oct. 4, 2021
  6. $687.8 million: Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets)
  7. $632.6 million: Jan. 5, 2022 (two tickets) 
  8. $590.5 million: May 18, 2013
  9. $587.5 million: Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets) 
  10. $564.1 million: Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets sold) 


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