After 40 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner, someone has finally won the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot.
One ticket sold in California won the jackpot. According to the California Lottery, it was purchased at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena. That ticketholder isn't the only winner — 22 tickets matched the five white balls to win $1 million. One player in Florida added the Power Play and won $2 million.
The tickets worth $1 million were sold in California, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington, Georgia, Maryland, Oregon and Texas.
The news follows a dramatic night for Powerball — the Monday drawing was delayed by 10 hours as game officials scrambled to deal with a processing issue in one state. It couldn't commence until all 48 participating lotteries submitted their sales and play data.
After the drawing took place, the Minnesota Lottery confirmed it had been the state that caused the delay.
Video of the drawing, supervised by certified public accountants, was posted on Powerball's YouTube page on Tuesday morning. The already sky-high estimated jackpot went from $1.9 billion to $2.04 billion before the drawing.
The winning numbers are 10-33-41-47-56 with a Powerball of 10 and a Power Play of 2X.
This was one of only five jackpots to have grown past $1 billion. Even with the record-setting prize, the odds of winning remained tiny: 1 in 292.2 million. If the drawing hadn't had a winner, the jackpot would have set yet another record by having 41 draws without a grand prize winner.
Interest in the game grew with the jackpot, and the winners announced Tuesday aren't the only new millionaires. Sixteen tickets across a dozen states were worth $1 million Saturday, and one person in Kentucky won $2 million.
The full $2.04 billion estimated payout is for a winner who choses a 29-year annuity. Most winners choose cash — $997.6 million in the latest drawing.
With the jackpot won, Powerball's grand prize resets to $20 million for Wednesday's drawing.