More than a month after the last jackpot prize was won, a Powerball player managed to match the winning numbers for the $206.9 million jackpot on Wednesday.
The jackpot, which marked the fifth Powerball lottery win of the year, saw a single winning ticket sold in Pennsylvania.
The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday, Aug. 3, were 9, 21, 56, 57, 66, with a red Powerball of 11. The Power Play was 2X.
The winner from last night’s drawing will have the option of claiming the estimated $206.9 million prize through an annuity, which would be distributed over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $122.3 million, before taxes.
Although one player was able to win the $206.9 million jackpot, there were 589,245 tickets won at all prize levels from the Wednesday night drawing. No other players became instant millionaires.
Players who would have hit the Match 5, would have won a $1 million prize. If a player would have hit the Match 5 with the Power Play purchase, they would have won $2 million.
There were 13 players who matched four numbers plus the red Powerball, putting their winnings for the night at $50,000 each.
Meanwhile, five players were able to hit the Match 4 plus the red Powerball with the 2X Power Play purchase, winning $100,000 apiece.
The Powerball jackpot will now reset to $20 million with a cash option of $11.8 million. The next drawing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6.
The latest jackpot comes after a ticket holder in Pennsylvania won $150,000 in the Saturday, July 30, drawing. The ticket was purchased at a Fast Lane Mart in Taylor.
The ticket match four white number numbers and the red Powerball with a Power play purchase.
There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot. Powerball drawings take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.