An American won almost $1.8 billion in the lottery, but will not get it all at once (2 photos)
A US resident guessed all six numbers and won a huge amount of money.
A California man won $1.765 billion in the Powerball lottery on Wednesday, according to the lottery's website. Organizers said the prize ranks as the second-largest Powerball jackpot and U.S. lottery prize ever won.
However, the American will not receive all the winnings. He will be given a choice between an annuity prize worth approximately $1.765 billion and a lump sum payment of $774.1 million (before taxes), RBC clarifies.
If the winner chooses the annuity, he will receive one payment soon, and the rest will be paid every year for 29 years. The payment will increase by 5% annually.
The record win in US lotteries was in 2022. Then the guy bought a ticket at a gas station and became the owner of $2.04 billion. He was also offered to choose between a lump sum payment of part of the prize and the full amount, but annually for 29 years.