$1.08 Billion Powerball Jackpot Won by Single Ticket"

A single winning ticket sold for the Wednesday night Powerball jackpot, totaling a staggering $1.08 billion (£837 million),

confirmed by lottery officials. The lucky ticket was purchased at Las Palmitas Mini Market in Los Angeles

and matched all six winning numbers - 7, 10, 11, 13, and 24, with a Powerball of 24.

The odds of winning this record-breaking jackpot were one in 292.2 million.

The winner can choose between a 30-year annuity or a lump sum cash option of $558.1 million before taxes.

The retailer who sold the winning ticket will receive $1 million. As of now, the winner has not claimed the prize,

and if left unclaimed, the money will return to the unclaimed prize pool.

Powerball has now reached the billion-dollar threshold three times in its 31-year history, marking this win as historic.

The Mega Millions draw for $720 million is set for Friday. Powerball holds the world record

for the largest national lottery jackpot, with a $2.05 billion prize won by a California resident in November.