Update: 11 a.m. Thursday: Watch a video about new details regarding the Powerball winner, where they announced a Speedway location in on Beloit Road in New Berlin sold the winning Powerball ticket.
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Wisconsin for the March 27, 2019 drawing has won the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Powerball Lottery officials say this was the only ticket to match all six numbers drawn, meaning they have won $768.4 million.
Those numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44, 62, with the Powerball 12.
” This is an amazing moment for Wisconsin, ” says Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin . ” It truly is incredible to think that the winning ticket for this historic jackpot was sold in our own backyard. I am extremely excited for the winners and for our state. This event puts us in the national spotlight and turns Wisconsin into WINsconsin . ”
State lottery officials are expected to announce where the ticket was sold in the next few days. That retailer will receive a $100,000 payout.
As for the winner, they have six months from the drawing day to have the ticket verified by the Wisconsin Lottery at their Madison office. That person, who will be made public as per state law, will have the option to take the jackpot with a 30-year annuity or in one lump sum that will total $465.5 million.
WTMJ will update this story as it becomes available.