Remember the massive $188 million Powerball jackpot that caused such a stir in the online lottery industry? A very lucky Powerball ticket holder who matched all the winning numbers for that draw has come forward to claim their prize!
Ever since the draw that took place on the 3rd June 2015, Powerball lottery enthusiasts have been wondering who the lucky winner could be.
But even though the jackpot win has been claimed, lotto enthusiasts are still being left in the dark, as the lucky player has opted to remain 100% anonymous.
This follows a new law in Arizona that will effectively be put into place on the 3rd July 2015. The new law states that lottery winners can remain anonymous for 90 days. Therefore the winner’s gender, age and hometown could not be announced on Tuesday.
Even the new law is set to be put into effect on July 3rd, it would appear that in they have implemented it in this instance and granted the Powerball winner the same rights as if the law had already been passed. We should know further details about the lucky Powerball winner after the 90 day period.
Additional information such as whether the winner opted to receive his or her winnings in a lump sum pay-out or over a 29 year annuity is also still not known. If he or she opts to take the lump sum pay-out, they will take home a cash value of $120 million before taxes.
Wedneday 17th June 2015 Powerball Results
As loyal Powerball players have by noticed, this popular American lottery started growing again after the mystery Arizona player’s jackpot win and lotto players played their lucky numbers into last night’s massive jackpot valued at $70 million.
But the jackpot win was not to be as once again the Powerball jackpot has rolled with no one matching all the winning Powerball numbers to scoop the top prize.
A ticket matching all five main Powerball drawn numbers in Wednesday’s night drawing and just missing the Powerball ball 07.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday the 17th June 2015 were 20 – 21 – 22 – 41 - 54 and the Powerball number was 07.
The estimated jackpot for this Saturday’s Powerball drawing has now soared to a life-changing $80 million. If you think this fantastic jackpot has your name written all over it and would like to buy a Powerball ticket, all you have to do is hit the red play button below!
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*** BREAKING NEWS ***
The Powerball winner’s identity has just been revealed!
The winner of the $188.9 million Powerball jackpot has been announced as Maria Herrera from Glendale.
Maria Herrera’s name was obtained through a public records request sent to the Arizona Lottery.
Although Arizona lawmakers had a bill approved earlier this year, that shields the identities of lottery winners for 90 days, the law only goes into effect next month.
Maria has taken the lump-sum payout of nearly $84 million after taxes.
Let us know your thoughts. Do you think a winner has the right to remain anonymous?