Single Ticket Wins $1.08 Billion Powerball Jackpot; Three Arkansas Lottery Players Win $100,000 in Last Night’s Drawing
A single Powerball® ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night to win a jackpot worth $1.08 billion.
Final ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its earlier estimate of $1 billion to $1.08 billion at the time of the drawing, making it the third-largest Powerball jackpot and sixth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever won. The jackpot has a cash value of $558.1 million.
The winning numbers in last night’s drawing were white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and red Powerball 24. The Power Play® multiplier was two.
In Arkansas, two players in Little Rock and one in Salem each won $50,000 in last night’s drawing by matching four white balls and the Powerball. Because they purchased the Power Play option for an additional $1, they each multiplied their prize by two to win $100,000.
John Findlay from Little Rock purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket from McKinley Mart, 2102 N. McKinley in Little Rock. He first told his wife about his lottery win. Findlay plans to visit his son, who is studying abroad in Rome, with his lottery prize. His son is also an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scholarship recipient.
Margaree Luster from Little Rock purchased her winning ticket from Shell Superstop #21, 1200 S. Shackleford in Little Rock. She selected her own numbers and first told her husband about her win. Luster plans to renovate her home with her lottery winnings.
The third winner purchased their ticket from Town & Country Supermarket, 224 W. Church St. in Salem, and has yet to claim their prize.
A total of 25,275 Arkansas players have winning tickets worth $484,608 in cash prizes – 14,433 of those winners bought the Power Play and multiplied their prizes.
“We would like to thank our players who joined us on this jackpot run,” said Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Executive Director Eric Hagler. “A portion of every Powerball ticket purchased increases proceeds to scholarships.”
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