Someone in Pennsylvania is waking up a Powerball jackpot winner! A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers in last night’s drawing to win a jackpot worth $206.9 million. The jackpot has a cash value of $122.3 million.
The winning numbers in the Wednesday, Aug. 3 drawing were white balls 9, 21, 56, 57, and 66. The Powerball number was 11.
The lucky ticket holder will have the choice between an estimated annuity of $206.9 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $122.3 million. Both prize options are prior to taxes.
Participating lotteries are reminding players to check their tickets for one of the nine ways to win. More than 589,000 tickets won cash prizes in the Wednesday night drawing.
This was the fifth Powerball jackpot won this year. The Powerball jackpot was previously won in Vermont in the June 29 drawing when a single ticket won a grand prize worth $366.7 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.To date, Powerball holds the world record for largest jackpot set in 2016. The record $1.586 billion jackpot was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.