World record lottery jackpot, one billion US dollars. The US$ 2 ticket was sold in California

Officials revealed on Tuesday that a single ticket holder from California has won the highest lottery jackpot in history, a US$ 2.04 billion reward (with an estimated cash value of US$ 997.6 million).

Only the winning ticket has the Powerball and all five white balls in its combination.

According to the California Lottery, the ticket was bought at Joe's Service Center on West Woodbury Road in the Altadena neighbourhood of the San Gabriel Valley.

Although it doesn't seem like anyone has stepped forward as of yet, eventually someone will. But how much would the fortunate winner be required to pay Uncle Sam and the state of California?

Additionally, there are several lesser-valued but still highly desirable prizes to be won, including US$ 1,000,000 and US$ 2,000,000 rewards, so be careful and check your ticket.

The Powerball number was 10 and the winning numbers were 10-33-41-47-56.

The Powerball jackpot, which was already historic for its previous two drawings, continues to rise to the top echelon of lotteries, and will now be a meagre US$ 20 million for this Wednesday's drawing.

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