The new year is already beyond super lucky for two Powerball ticketholders. Lottery officials said they bought winning tickets for Wednesday night’s $632.6 million jackpot.
One was purchased at 7-Eleven in Sacramento, Calif., and the other was purchased in Wisconsin. It was not clear whether each was bought by one person or more than one.
It was the seventh largest jackpot in the history of the game.
Lucky ticket holders will split the bonus of $632.6 million. The value of each ticket is $316.3 million if proceeds are taken into the annual annuity over 29 years, or $225.1 million if winners choose to take their prize in an immediate lump sum. Both the options are before tax.
The numbers drawn on Wednesday night were 6, 14, 25, 33 and 46, and the Powerball number was 17. The power play multiplier of the drawing was 2.
Lottery officials originally estimated a jackpot of $610 million, but they said WednesdayDue to “fast growing sales across the country”.
In total, over 3 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million. Among them: two Match 5 + Power Play tickets worth $2 million each and 12 Match 5 tickets worth $1 million.
No one had won the Powerball jackpot since October 4, when
The next Powerball drawing will take place on Saturday night, and the jackpot will start at $20 million.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.