a single winner takes 2,040 million in the lottery

A single winner who bought the Powerball lottery in California (United States) He has won the highest prize in history in that draw, of 2,040 million dollars, as announced by the authorities on Tuesday. The Powerball jackpot, a lottery that is played in all US states and territories, had risen to unprecedented figures in the last two draws because no one was lucky enough to match all five numbers and the bonus of the “ball”, which is the icing.

The California Lottery Administration announced on its Twitter account that the ticket that matched all six numbers was sold at an Altadena store, and it is the first time that a person wins more than 1,000 million thanks to gambling in the state. This prize was particular, since the draw was to be held on Monday night but a technical failure in one of the states forced it to be delayed until this morning, with which the jackpot increased, exceeding 2,000 million in just a few hours.

Despite the spectacular figure, the winner will only receive 930 million after fees and taxes If you decide to collect your prize immediately, but if you spread it over 29 years in annual payments, you could collect it in full.

The last time someone matched all six Powerball numbers was on August 3, when a lucky person who bought the ticket in Pennsylvania took 206.9 millionbut its historical prize before now was in 2016, when three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee shared 1,586 million.

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