$768 million Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

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The $768.4 million Powerball winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin.

The winning numbers were Wednesday night: 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number 12.

A single ticket sold in the state matched all six numbers to win the third largest jackpot in US lottery history, lottery officials said.

“Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million,” the Multi-State Lottery Association said in a statement. “The lucky ticket holder(s) will have the choice between an estimated annuity of $768.4 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $477 million. Both prize options are before taxes.”

The last winning drawing was on December 26, 2018, and the jackpot has climbed since then.

In Wednesday’s drawing, seven tickets won a $1 million prize by matching all five white balls but missing the red Powerball. Two other tickets matched all five white balls and doubled the prize to $2 million due to Power Play option for an additional $1.

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