Powerball announced that a single ticket sold at a convenience store in Watertown, Mass., was the winner of Wednesday night’s $758.7 million jackpot, according to the Powerball website. It was the second largest lottery prize in United States History, according to the Associated Press.
Winning Powerball Numbers
6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and Powerball 4
The ticket was purchased at the Handy Variety convenience store in Watertown, about 9 miles west of Boston, the AP reported. The name of the winner has not yet been released.
The payout, which can be taken in a lump sum or in 29 yearly payments, is estimated to be around $443 million, depending on state taxes.
That isn’t to say others weren’t close.
Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre said in a statement said several tickets also struck gold, the AP reported.
Six tickets — sold in Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands — won $2 million each.
Federal income tax of 39.6 percent would dwindle the winnings down to about $267 million, and state and local taxes would also apply.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to match all six numbers, you overcame the odds of winning … a dismal 1 in 292.2 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The jackpot grew so large because nobody has won since June 10.