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One player walks away with $1 billion jackpot in Wednesday’s PowerBall

A mini market in Los Angeles sold the only ticket in the country to match all six numbers in the Wednesday night PowerBall draw.

After the pot built for months, passing $1 billion dollars in reward, a single player in California walked away with the third largest PowerBall jackpot and sixth largest U.S lottery jackpot ever won.

The jackpot sits right behind last year’s $2.04 billion record and and the $1.586 billion PowerBall jackpot won in 2016.

The last time someone won the PowerBall jackpot was April 19, with a jackpot of nearly $253 million.

As the jackpot grew, attracting players from all 45 states where the PowerBall is played, many players fell just short of the grand prize.

According to a PowerBall news release, stores across the country sold 36 tickets that won $1 million and three tickets that won $2 million. There were also 195 tickets that won $50,000 prizes, and 62 tickets that won $100,000 prizes.

While no Colorado tickets won the jackpot, players have hit smaller prizes throughout the month.

According to PowerBall spokeswoman Meghan Dougherty, two tickets worth $1 million were sold in Colorado in July, and several others won $100,000 and $50,000 prizes.

PowerBall winners can choose between being paid the full amount over 29 years or a smaller cash option. For Wednesday’s drawing, the cash option before taxes was $558.1 million.

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