Powerball player hits $1.33 billion jackpot. Where was ‘unprecedented’ ticket sold?

A Powerball player purchased a winning ticket from a convenience store in Oregon. Lottery officials have now revealed its location.   

Unsplash/Giorgio Trovato A lucky Powerball player won a "unprecedented" $1.33 billion prize. According to lottery authorities, the winning ticket was sold at a Plaid Pantry convenience shop at 6060 NE Columbia Boulevard in Portland, Oregon, for the drawing on Saturday, April 6.   

This player matched all five white balls (22, 27, 44, 52, 69) and the red Powerball 9. They have a cash option for $621 million.  

"We're taking every precaution to verify the winner before awarding the prize money, which will take some time," Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells stated in an April 8 press release.   

Wells described the prize as "an unprecedented jackpot win for the Oregon Lottery." The previous state record was achieved in 2005, when a Powerball player won the $340 million prize, according to lottery officials.  

To win the Powerball jackpot, a player must match all five white balls plus the red Powerball. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338.   

Drawings are televised on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays at 10:59 p.m.   

ET and can be viewed online. Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

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