$768M Powerball winner sold in Wisconsin, 2 Bay Area tickets matched 5 of 6 numbers
NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Two Powerball lottery tickets sold at separate Bay Area locations each matched five of six winning numbers in the drawing Wednesday night, according to the California Lottery.
One was sold at Centerwood Liquors at 35 Laurie Meadows Drive in San Mateo and another at Gateway Food & Liquor at 1305 N. Bascom Ave., No. G in San Jose. The tickets are worth nearly $3 million each.
No one in California won the roughly $750 million jackpot, but a Wisconsin ticket did have all six numbers.
The Wisconsin Lottery says a single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history was sold in a Milwaukee suburb.
The ticket worth an estimated $768.4 million, or a cash option of $477 million, was sold in New Berlin. The city of about 40,000 people is roughly 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.
Lottery officials didn't immediately identify the retailer that sold the ticket for Wednesday night's drawing. The retailer will receive $100,000.
The win comes almost exactly two years after Wisconsin hit its last Powerball jackpot, when a Milwaukee resident won $156.2 million on March 22, 2017.
The winning numbers are 16, 20, 37, 44 and 62. The Powerball number is 12. Powerball lists the odds for winning the grand prize as 1 in 292,201,338.00.