Powerball $754.6 Million Jackpot Won, Minnesota Ticket Wins $50K In February 6 Drawing
On Saturday, February 4, two Powerball tickets purchased in Minnesota won $50,000 each, however, nobody won the estimated $700 million jackpot.
That meant the jackpot would continue to grow. By the time the numbers were drawn on Monday, February 6, the Powerball jackpot had reached $754.6 million, which was the ninth-largest jackpot in US lottery history. That jackpot has been won.
The winning ticket was reportedly sold in Washington state. The grand prize winner would net $747 million if they chose the annuity option, which would be paid out gradually over 29 years. If they chose the cash option, they would get $407.2 million before federal and state taxes.
While that ticket wasn't sold in Minnesota, the state did have another $50,000 winning ticket sold in the state.
The winning Powerball numbers on February 6 were: 5-11-22-23-69. The Powerball was 7. The Power Play was 2X.
According to the Minnesota State Lottery, the $50,000 winning ticket was purchased at the following location:
- WHITEWATER TRAVEL PLAZA, INC 2850 WHITEWATER AVE, ST CHARLES
In order to win $50,000 the winner would've matched 4 out of 5 white numbers while also matching the Powerball number. Just one number away from the jackpot, but $50,000 is certainly a nice payday.
Unless they decide to come forward publicly, we may never know who that winner is. Recently, regulation changes took place in order to protect lottery winners who win over $10,000. Big-money winners can become targets for scammers and fraud, so the Minnesota Lottery will not divulge their name unless they first agree to it.
I checked my tickets and I don't want to brag or have to deal with all the paparazzi, but I did win $4. I think I'll take the cash option.
It was fun to watch that jackpot grow, but now the Powerball jackpot goes down to $20 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, February 8.
If you're feeling lucky, remember the cutoff to purchase your Powerball tickets is 9:00 p.m. on the days of the drawings, which are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.