A New York Lottery player is waking up $94.8 million better off this morning, after a single ticket won the Powerball jackpot in Wednesday’s draw.
It’s the second night in a row that a major jackpot has gone off, after a single ticket in Wisconsin hit a $120 million Mega Millions win on Tuesday, the first time the game’s grand prize has been won in the state.
The winning Powerball Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Minogue’s Beverage Center, Route 9 in Ballston Spa, near Saratoga Springs. It matched all six winning numbers in the September 16 draw: white balls 10, 17, 31, 51, 53 and the red Powerball 1. The Powerplay multiplier for non-jackpot wins was 2X.
The lucky New York winner will have the choice to receive the full prize value as an annuity paid over 29 years, or take the lump sum cash option of $75.7 million.
Another big winner last night was a ticket in Texas that hit the $1 million Match 5 second prize by matching all five main numbers. The prize value increased to $2 million because the player added Power Play for an extra $1, which doubles a Match 5 second tier win.
A total of 849,522 players won cash prizes last night, ranging from $4 up to the jackpot. Have you won big? Check your Powerball numbers and find out instantly.
Wednesday’s win is the seventh time the top prize has been hit in 2020. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on August 12, when a Florida player scored $168.5 million.
Prior to that, $22 million was won in Wisconsin on June 10, $136.4 million in West Virginia on June 3, $190 million in New Jersey on April 8, $70 million in Michigan on February 12, and $396.9 million in Florida on January 29.
The prizes won in Florida in August and New Jersey in April are still unclaimed, so be sure to check your tickets.
The Powerball jackpot has reset to its current default starting level of $20 million with a $16 million cash value for the next draw on Saturday, September 19 – get your tickets now for your chance to win.