One winning ticket sold in Indiana claims the $221.7 million jackpot. The game had gone without a top winner since February 26, when someone in Florida hit $184 million.
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Kathryn Densborn said at a news conference Thursday that the winner can take a 30-year annuity worth $221.7 million or a lump sum cash payment of $111.7 million.
A Hoosier Lottery spokeswoman confirmed the ticket was sold at a Circle K store in Clarksville, located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky.
There were also 15 tickets that matched five of the six winning numbers. Each of them is worth at least $200 thousand. They were sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
The Powerball top prize now resets to $20 million for Saturday's drawing.
The winning Powerball numbers Wednesday evening were: 10-18-41-55 and 56. The Powerball was 15. And, the Power Play was two.
Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com