If you win part of the Powerball jackpot but not all of it, can you still say you hit the Powerball?
Someone finally won the record-breaking Powerball jackpot estimated at $2.04 billion on Tuesday morning, which was postponed to Monday night due to security concerns with one of the participating states.
The winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, California. The official Powerball website states that the ticket was the sole jackpot winner.
MassLive.com reported that there were a number of lower-tier winning tickets sold in participating states, including a $1 million winner in Quincy and nine $50,000 winners elsewhere in Massachusetts, including two in Bristol County.
“This Powerball jackpot started at $20 million on August 6 and has been growing for three months without a win,” NPR reported. Lottery officials estimated the odds of drawing the winning numbers at 1 in 292.2 million.
“If the winner chooses a lump sum cash payment, the value is $997.6 million,” NPR reported.
What if you wanted the winnings in installments?
“To win $2 billion, the winner would have to select annuity payments over 29 years,” according to Reuters.
So where in Bristol County were the winning $50,000 tickets sold? One was in Attleboro at Cumberland Farms located at 1128 Oakhill Avenue. The second was sold to Speedway at 91 Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth.
The remaining seven winning $50,000 Powerball tickets were sold in Cambridge, Clinton, Dedham, Framingham, Marstons Mills, Medford and Wilbraham.
All winning $50,000 tickets were quick picks.