Powerball jackpot winning ticket worth $473 million sold in Arizona


A ticketholder in Arizona won the $473 million Powerball jackpot after Wednesday night’s much-anticipated drawing, according to Powerball’s website.

The winning numbers were: 11, 36, 61, 62,68, and Powerball 4.

It was not immediately revealed where in Arizona the winning ticket was sold or the identity of the individual. The winner also has the cash option of $283.3 million.

One ticket sold in Indiana matched all five white balls to win $1 million.

Ticket purchasers have a 1 in about 25 chance of winning a prize, but a lofty 1 in 292,201,338 chance of winning the jackpot, according to Powerball.

The Powerball jackpot last hit in Connecticut in the Feb. 14 drawing, when a single ticket got a lucky winner $185.3 million, according to Powerball.

Powerball holds the world record for the largest jackpot of $1.586 billion which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in 2016.

There are now three chances at becoming a multi-millionaire with Powerball each week – Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

The jackpot will now drop back down to $20 million with a cash option of $12 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

Ticket purchasers have a 1 in about 25 chance of winning a prize, but a very high 1 in 292,201,338 chance of winning the jackpot.
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