$2.04 billion Powerball winning ticket sold in California

The lucky person bought the ticket at a Joe's Service Center gas station in Altadena, a town of just over 42 thousand inhabitants.

Boleto de Powerball (Imagen de referencia) © Twitter/Powerball
Powerball Ticket (Reference Image) Photo © Twitter/Powerball

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The biggest prize ofPowerball did not climb to the2.3 billion dollars for Wednesday as indicated by the organizers of the draw initially, after during the course of this Tuesday it wasannounced a single winner of the $2.04 billion in a town in Los Angeles County, California.

“The latest Powerball drawing turned out to be a record-breaking one, as a single player from California won a jackpot worth more than $2 billion. “It is the largest prize ever paid in any lottery in the world.”, indicated the lottery in astatement published on their website.

"The California Lottery makes its FIRST billionaire in history!" the winning state's lottery published on Twitter, where it was specified that the lucky person boughtthe ticket at a Joe's Service Center gas station in Altadena, a town with just over 42 thousand inhabitants.

The winner, whose identity is unknown - and whoAccording to the laws of that state you have one year to claim the prize- You must choose between the option of$997 million cash payment or a 29-year annuity.

The lucky guy from California goes directly to the top of the list of the biggest winners in Powerball history, having won almost half a billion dollars more than the previous record:1,586 million that were divided between three tickets in January 2016.

The winning figures were 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 in the white balls; and 10 on the red Powerball ball.

Although Powerball surprised everyone on Monday night with aunexpected delay due to problems processing sales and complete the security protocols, the draw was finally held this Tuesday morning.

While the jackpot for the drawIt was initially estimated at $1.9 billion., "the final figure turned out to be $2.04 billion, after a large avalanche of entries in the US," the lottery clarified in an initial statement.

The organizers indicated that manyResidents of non-participating states - such as Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Alabama - crossed the borders of their territories to collect their tickets.

The note added that it was the great demand for tickets that"caused a lottery to not process its sales and player data in a timely manner, causing the delay."

The Powerball jackpot had last been won on August 3, when a ticket in Pennsylvania won $206.9 million.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It costs two dollars a ticket and the chance of success is one in 292.2 million. Drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

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