A winning ticket has been sold in California for the Powerball jackpot worth $1 billion, the 7th largest in U.S. history and the 3rd largest in the history of the game.
The winning numbers for Wednesday night's drawing were: white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and red Powerball 24.
The winner can choose either $1 billion paid out in yearly increments or a $516.8 million, one-time lump sum before taxes.
Several $1 million winning tickets were also sold across the country; including one in Indiana. Those tickets matched all five white balls, but failed to match the Powerball.
Hoosier Lottery officials said Thursday afternoon that the $1 million winning ticket was sold at Payless Liquors in Carmel on River Road.
The game's abysmal odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to build big prizes that draw more players. The largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion Powerball in November.
The last time someone had won the Powerball jackpot was April 19 for a top prize of nearly $253 million. Since then, no one had won the grand prize.
Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Additional big hits for Hoosiers came at the following locations:
- Speedway gas station at 4610 Kentucky Avenue
- Grab N Go Four at 9760 Hwy 211 SE in Elizabeth
- BP gas station at 6920 Mann Road in Indianapolis
- Valero gas station at 327 W. 5th Street in New Albany