Winning Powerball numbers for $1.5 billion jackpot
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The moment has arrived! The winning numbers have been selected in Wednesday’s massive Powerball jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 04, 08, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball was 10.
There was at least one winner for the record-shattering $1.5 billion jackpot. A winning Powerball ticket was sold in Chino Hills, California, according to the California Lottery Association.
The last drawing on January 9 marked the 19th without a grand prize winner.
Disclaimer: The winner won't take home the full $1.5 billion. First, there will be a nine-digit tax bill. And odds are there will be more than one winning ticket. In that case, the prize money is split evenly among them.
But a winning ticket will still be a staggering payday.
Tickets cost $2, or $3 for a Power Play ticket, which boosts the value of non-jackpot prizes.
Powerball players have spent an estimated $2.6 billion on tickets since the last jackpot was claimed in November.
To win the grand prize, the ticket must match all five numbers (in any order) and the red Powerball number.
Anyone with just a matching Powerball number gets four bucks.
Tickets with more matching numbers are eligible for a prize of $7, $100, $50,000 or $1 million.