The Powerball draw on March 27th, 2019 was truly legendary because America’s top lottery awarded its second largest jackpot worth a whopping $768.4 million. This amazing prize was won by a single lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin. The lucky numbers for the pot were 16-20-37-44-62/12. Now, the Wisconsin winner is expected to come forward and claim this record prize.
Powerball Jackpot Sets New Records
The Powerball jackpot for March 27th was initially announced at $750 million (which made it the 3rd largest prize in Powerball history), but due to all the buzz surrounding the high prize, the ticket sales were massive. This boosted the pot to a whopping $768.4 million, making it the 2nd largest Powerball jackpot.
As for the Wisconsin ticket holder, he or she is now the biggest winner in Powerball’s entire history. At $768.4 million, this beats the previous record held by Mavis Wanczyk, who scooped $758 million back in 2017. Powerball’s top prize of $1.58 billion was shared by three ticket holders, making their individual wins worth approximately $527 million.
A Series of Rollovers Summit to Record Jackpot
It took a long series of rollovers for the Powerball jackpot to get to $768.4 million. The last time that the first prize was won was on December 26th, 2018, when David Johnson from New York scooped $298.3 million. Since then, the jackpot has been growing steadily and finally, on March 27th, 2019, it has found its winner.
Can the Wisconsin Winner Stay Anonymous?
While some of the biggest lottery winners in recent history have chosen to keep their identities private, the big Wisconsin winner will not have that option. As per the laws in Wisconsin, the winner will have to come forward and his or her name will be made public. Chances are we are going to see the publicity photos with the big cheque in the near future. Congratulations to the big winner!