NEW YORK (WABC) — There is one winning ticket to the $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot!
That lucky ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, Calif., lottery officials confirmed Tuesday.
The winner matched all six numbers drawn in Monday’s 7th November postponed draw – white balls 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and red Powerball 10. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
Due to a technical issue, the Powerball drawing was postponed Monday night and performed Tuesday at 8:57 a.m. EST at the Florida Lottery drawing studio in Tallahassee.
The winnings come on the 41st drawing of the jackpot run. Final ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its previous estimate to $2.04 billion at the time of the draw, making it the world’s largest lottery prize ever.
The winner will have a choice between an annual prize of $2.04 billion or a lump sum payment of $997.6 million. Both pricing options are pre-tax. If the winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive one immediate payment, followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.
As for the cause of the delay, Minnesota lottery officials took the blame.
Minnesota’s sales verification system caused a delay in processing, they said.
“The delay was necessary to confirm that the Powerball draw could be conducted safely and accurately. At no point was the integrity of the process compromised,” said a statement from the Minnesota Lottery.
You can watch the Powerball draw every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm at abc7ny.com/lottery and on our 24/7 streaming channel.
New Jersey has three $1 million Powerball winners in second place – tickets that match 5 numbers, but not the Powerball.
Those tickets were sold at the following locations:
Camden County: News Nook, 17 S Center St., Merchantville;
Mercer County: 7-Eleven #27890, 222 Dutch Neck Rd., Hightstown; and,
Middlesex County: Atlantis Fresh Market #37, 421 U.S. Highway 1 South, Edison.
Powerball says 22 of those tickets were sold nationwide. New York and Connecticut didn’t have million dollar winners.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions will also be streamed at abc7ny.com/lottery on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11pm
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