CINCINNATI -- "Did you win?" That's the question people across the country were asking after Wednesday evening's $400 million Powerball jackpot drawing.
The winning numbers are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and the Powerball is 19.
According to an Associated Press report, the Multi-State Lottery Association indicated early Thursday morning that at least one winning ticket was purchased for Wednesday's drawing. The agency said the ticket was purchased in South Carolina.
The lucky person who managed to best the 1 in 175 million odds to win the jackpot has options for how they want to collect their newly won fortune. They can either claim the estimated $400 million prize over multiple annual payments or take the lump sum option and walk with roughly $223.6 million in cash.
Either way, they won't be struggling to pay their rent anytime soon.
If it seems like huge jackpots have been the norm lately, that's because they have been. A rules change in 2012 that bumped ticket prices from $1 to $2 has lead to bigger payouts. Of the top 10 Powerball jackpots of all time, nearly half have been recorded after the game change.
Since the revamp, a secondary $1 million prize has made some losers happy anyway. More than 730 people have won $1 million, and more than 120 people have won $2 million through the Power Play option.
Powerball is played in 43 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands.
The largest Powerball win came in May, when an elderly Florida woman won $590 million. She opted for a lump sum of around $370 million.
You can find out more information about Powerball and Wednesday's drawing at the following link: www.powerball.com/pb_home.asp
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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