So, you didn't win the  $1.08 Billion Powerball Jackpot, but double check those tickets, because you might just be a millionaire.

Waking Up a Millionaire

Thirty-six people in sixteen states matched enough numbers in the Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Powerball drawing to win  $1 million prizes. According to a press release from Powerball, there were winning tickets sold in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.

PHOTO: CANVA POWERBALL
PHOTO: CANVA POWERBALL
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Officials with the lottery have not announced the exact locations the winning tickets were sold at. Of course, as soon as we find out, this article will be updated.

Someone is a Billionaire

As amazing as it would be to win $1 million dollars, can you imagine winning  $1.08 Billion dollars? I would be ecstatic to just win $10. One ticket that was sold in California has the billion-dollar winning numbers.

And the Winning Numbers Are:

 7-10-11-13-24 with the Powerball of 24

“Congratulations to our newest Powerball jackpot winner and the California Lottery!” said Drew Svitko, Powerball Product Group Chair and Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director. “For more than 30 years, Powerball has brought people together to dream big and win big, and in doing so, has raised billions of dollars for good causes supported by lotteries. A portion of every Powerball ticket sold during this jackpot run will go toward furthering that legacy of supporting public programs and services in your community.”

Winning Payout

The billion-dollar winner has a couple of options when it comes to getting paid. They could take the lump sum payment of $558.1 million. Or they could choose to have annual payouts over 29 years. I would take the lump sum any day!

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