On New Year’s Day, a single ticket purchased in Michigan won the Powerball jackpot, earning the fifth-largest payout in the history of the lottery. By the time of Monday night’s drawing, the projected jackpot had risen to $842.4 million. Furthermore, although the winner is not yet identified, they will eventually have to appear in public to accept their award.
The winner can choose to accept a lesser cash payoff or the entire jackpot, which will be distributed over 30 years. The cash option, which on Monday was $425.2 million, is virtually invariably chosen by winners. However, that is also prior to the consideration of taxes.
Who won the $842 million Powerball prize?
We don’t know yet, is the succinct response. Furthermore, it can take some time before we learn the precise winner of the Powerball jackpot.
Winners in Michigan can claim their Powerball grand prize for up to a year.
Furthermore, although winners in certain states have the option to remain anonymous when accepting their awards, that is not the case in this instance. The Michigan lottery claims that state law protects players’ anonymity when they participate in state-only games. However, Michigan state law defers to the general rules of multi-state games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, which permit the public release of winner names.
The winner’s name and the city in which they reside are public records in Michigan.
What were the winning Powerball numbers for Monday, January 1, 2024?
The winning numbers were 12-21-42-44-49, Powerball 1.
Powerball $842 million prize is the fifth-largest in game history.
A lucky Powerball winner in Michigan hit the jackpot on New Year’s Day – the first time since the inception of the game in 1992. The $842 million prize is the fifth-largest in game history. pic.twitter.com/lcTPd0KbBD
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 3, 2024
Where was the winning $842.4 million Powerball ticket sold?
The Grand Blanc Township, close to Flint, Food Castle convenience shop was the location where the winning ticket was sold. Food Castle has been a mainstay of the neighborhood for almost 40 years, according to WJRT.
“That kind of stuff usually gets reported from different states,” said Bill Nannoshi, the proprietor of the store, to the broadcaster. That’s fantastic, then. It’s fantastic for this neighborhood. Grand Blanc is, indeed, a great location to work.
Since mid-October, the jackpot had been increasing until the significant victory on New Year’s Day.
There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot.
Four tickets that were sold in California, Connecticut, Florida, and Maryland matched all five white balls to win $1 million rewards are among the other top-winning tickets. Two tickets from Florida and Texas, which included the Power Play option for an extra $1 each play, matched all five white balls and won $2 million in prizes.