One ticket wins the $473.1 million Powerball jackpot
By Jason Hanna, CNN
(CNN)The year’s second-largest Powerball jackpot is off the board, with only one winning ticket to claim it.
A ticket sold in Arizona won the $473.1 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing, officials of the multistate lottery game said.
The holder can choose between an annuity of $473.1 million spread in 30 graduated payments over 29 years or a lump sum payment of $283.3 million (both not counting taxes).
The winning numbers were 11, 36, 61, 62 and 68, with a Powerball number of 4.
Smaller prizes Wednesday included $1 million for one ticket sold in Indiana. That ticket matched drawn numbers for the five white balls but not the red Powerball.
This is the third Powerball jackpot win of 2022. The year’s largest — a $632.6 million jackpot split by two tickets in California and Wisconsin in early January — was also the seventh largest prize in Powerball history. The year’s other win was a $185.3 million jackpot hit on February 14.
Wednesday’s jackpot win doesn’t crack the game’s all-time top 10, which starts at $564.1 million (February 2015) and is crowned by $1.586 billion (January 2016).