Massachusetts Resident Wins $758 Million Powerball Lottery, Second Largest in U.S. History

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The $758 million Powerball jackpot was won by a person in Massachusetts, according to the lottery organization.

It is the second largest lottery in U.S. history, with the only larger jackpot being a $1.6 billion prize in January 2016 that was split across three winning tickets in Florida, Tennessee and one SoCal winner in Chino Hills.

Three Powerball tickets in California matched 5 of the 6 numbers but no full jackpot winners have been reported in the state so far, according to the California Lottery.

Those three tickets were bought in Milpitas, Daly City and Newport Beach, said Russ Lopez, spokesperson for the California Lottery.

Californians really ramped up the ticket-buying in the hours before Wednesday night's winning numbers were announced. Throughout the state, an average of 67,000 Powerball tickets were sold each minute between just 3 and 4 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Times.

Since the last Powerball winner announced on June 10, there has been no winner for the last 20 drawings.

If no one is able to claim the $700 million prize on Wednesday, and it rolls over once again, the winning amount could climb to $1 billion.

Of the top 10 biggest jackpots in U.S. history, three Californians have won at least a portion of the lottery winnings.

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