On Saturday, February 4, two Powerball tickets purchased in Minnesota won $50,000 each, however, nobody won the estimated $700 million jackpot.

That meant the jackpot would continue to grow. By the time the numbers were drawn on Monday, February 6, the Powerball jackpot had reached $754.6 million, which was the ninth-largest jackpot in US lottery history. That jackpot has been won.

The winning ticket was reportedly sold in Washington state. The grand prize winner would net $747 million if they chose the annuity option, which would be paid out gradually over 29 years. If they chose the cash option, they would get $407.2 million before federal and state taxes.

While that ticket wasn't sold in Minnesota, the state did have another $50,000 winning ticket sold in the state.

The winning Powerball numbers on February 6 were: 5-11-22-23-69. The Powerball was 7. The Power Play was 2X.

According to the Minnesota State Lottery, the $50,000 winning ticket was purchased at the following location:

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In order to win $50,000 the winner would've matched 4 out of 5 white numbers while also matching the Powerball number. Just one number away from the jackpot, but $50,000 is certainly a nice payday.

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Unless they decide to come forward publicly, we may never know who that winner is. Recently, regulation changes took place in order to protect lottery winners who win over $10,000. Big-money winners can become targets for scammers and fraud, so the Minnesota Lottery will not divulge their name unless they first agree to it.

I checked my tickets and I don't want to brag or have to deal with all the paparazzi, but I did win $4. I think I'll take the cash option.

It was fun to watch that jackpot grow, but now the Powerball jackpot goes down to $20 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, February 8.

If you're feeling lucky, remember the cutoff to purchase your Powerball tickets is 9:00 p.m. on the days of the drawings, which are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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