The results are in: The huge Powerball jackpot prize has been won.
The one winning lottery ticket that matched all six numbers was sold by a Lapeer, Michigan Sunoco gas station, which is about 45 miles north of Detroit.
The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the Powerball number was 21. This was the third largest Powerball jackpot in its history. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million, so that was one lucky lottery ticket purchaser in Michigan.
The winner can opt for an immediate cash option of $241 million, which isn’t too shabby.
There were also eight $1 million winners in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia who matched five of the six Powerball numbers. There was also apparently a $2 million match five plus Power Play winner in Nebraska.
If you don’t live in those states, check your tickets carefully nevertheless just in case.
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, Powerball originated as Lotto America in 1988 and changed its name to Powerball in April 1992. Going into last night, the lottery jackpot has been hit over 150 times by over 176 winners since then with annuity and lump sum jackpot prizes totaling more than $5 billion. The largest Powerball jackpot in history was won February 2006 when eight Nebraska meat plant workers purchased a ticket that earned them $365 million.
Here is an ABC News report from the scene in Lapeer, Michigan:
Saturday’s drawing is worth a mere $40 million.
Did you have Powerball fever? If you bought any lottery tickets in the run-up to the huge Powerball jackpot drawing, are you disappointed?