The winning bet was made by someone in the state of Illinois, the AP agency wrote on Saturday.
The jackpot has grown to such a height because no one has won the first prize since April 15th. The jackpot didn’t hit until Friday night. The lucky numbers were 13-36-45-57-67 with an additional number of 14. The chance of hitting the right combination is one in 302.5 million.
The winner would receive $1.28 billion if they agreed to split the prize into 29 annual installments. If the winner chooses a one-time payment, he will take home only $742 million (almost CZK 18 billion).
The highest prize was awarded in 2016 by the competing Powerball lottery. That’s when the $1.59 billion jackpot was split between three winners.