Mississippi Lottery player misses heart-stopping $1.73 billion jackpot by one number

Published 5:26 am Thursday, October 12, 2023

One Mississippi player missed a heart-stopping $1.73 billion jackpot by just one ball in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

By matching the Powerball and four of the white balls in the drawing, the winning lottery ticket will win $50,000 — less than 1 percent of the $1.73 billion won by one lucky California ticket holder.

The third largest jackpot in Powerball history attracted long lines at lottery ticket outlets across the Magnolia State and the entire country.

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While one lucky lottery ticket holder in California celebrated a new-found pile of cash, the Mississippi Lottery website reports that the best showing in the state was the one ticket that won the $50,000 prize.

The $1.73 billion Powerball jackpot win in California ends a long stretch without a winner of the top prize.

The winning numbers were: 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and the Powerball 10.

The winning ticket was sold at Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, according to the California Lottery.

Frasier Park, California, is located between Los Angeles and Bakersfield in Kern County.