Thriller surrounds Powerball participant who received $1.33B jackpot in Oregon after delays

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Thriller surrounds Powerball participant who received $1.33B jackpot in Oregon after delays

A thriller Powerball participant in Oregon who received a staggering $1.3 billion jackpot has nonetheless but to return ahead to say their prize after ending a winless streak that stretched greater than three months and was stricken by delays.

The only ticket, which matched all six numbers drawn to win the jackpot price $1.326 billion, was offered off in a Portland neighborhood, Powerball mentioned in a press release on Sunday.

The title of the retailer is being withheld till the winner comes ahead — with Powerball solely releasing the profitable zip code, 97218, thus far.

In Oregon, the identification of Powerball winners need to be revealed publicly as soon as they declare their winnings.


A thriller Powerball participant in Oregon who received a staggering $1.3 billion jackpot has nonetheless but to return ahead to say their prize in Portland, Oregon. AP

“I wish to congratulate the winner on this life altering second, Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells mentioned in a press release, including they’ve a yr to say the highest prize. 

“Nobody in Oregon has ever received a prize on this scale, and it’s a really thrilling for our workers and gamers.”

Till the newest drawing, nobody had received Powerball’s prime prize since New Yr’s Day, amounting to 41 consecutive drawings with out a jackpot winner — tying a streak set twice earlier than in 2022 and 2021.


Aerial view of a cityscape of Portland
The title of the retailer is being withheld till the winner comes ahead — with Powerball solely releasing the profitable zip code from Portland, Oregon, thus far. Design Pics Editorial/Common Photos Group by way of Getty Photos

The drawing, too, was marred by a delay of greater than three hours after a collaborating lottery wanted “extra time to finish required pre-draw procedures.”

“Powerball recreation guidelines require that each single ticket offered nationwide be checked and verified towards two totally different pc programs earlier than the profitable numbers are drawn,” mentioned a press release from Powerball explaining the delay.

“That is achieved to make sure that each ticket offered for the Powerball drawing has been accounted for and has an equal probability to win. Tonight, we’ve got one jurisdiction that wants additional time to finish that pre-draw course of.”

The $1.326 billion prize ranks because the eighth largest in US lottery historical past. 

The present jackpot has a money worth of $621 million if the winner chooses to take a lump sum, or $1.33 billion paid over 29 years.

The profitable numbers drawn had been: 22, 27, 44, 52, 69 and the pink Powerball 9.


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