Wisconsin Player Scoops $155.2 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot has been won for the second time this year after a player from Wisconsin scooped a massive $155.2 million in last night’s draw. The lucky ticket holder matched all five main numbers plus the Powerball to end a run of seven rollovers and win the life-changing prize.

Wisconsin Player Scoops $155.2 Million Powerball Jackpot

The numbers drawn last night were 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42, with Powerball 9. The winning ticket was bought in Pewaukee, making it the 16th jackpot success for Wisconsin since the game started. Indiana has had the most winners in the history of Powerball with 39, but Wisconsin ranks an impressive sixth in the list of the top Powerball states.

The Wisconsin winner must now come forward to claim their money, and can choose whether to take the full amount in annual instalments over the next 29 years, or accepting a one-off cash payment estimated to be around $92.4 million.

There were a host of other big winners in last night’s draw, including the two participants who matched five main numbers to land $1 million each. Check out the Lottery Results page to find out more information about the winning numbers.

The Powerball jackpot had previously been won on Wednesday 22nd February by a player who bought their ticket at a convenience store in Lafayette, Indiana. They won a gigantic $435.3 million - the seventh largest Powerball prize ever - and came forward earlier this month to claim the money. They opted for the cash option of $189.1 million and decided to remain anonymous.

The jackpot for the next draw will reset to $40 million, giving players another chance to win one of the world’s biggest lotteries by either picking their numbers online or visiting an authorised retailer.

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