PowerBall winner makes anonymous claim
Since the Ohio Lottery added the PowerBall to its long list of games on 16th April this year, it took just 14 draws before the state produced its first jackpot winner for this lottery game. What a monster of a jackpot it was at $260 million but unfortunately there is little we can tell you about the lucky ticket holder, as the PowerBall winner makes an anonymous claim to their prize. It took until Tuesday 6th June for the winner to step for forward and they chose to claim in a blind trust.
A trustee of The 2010 Blind Trust claimed the PowerBall lottery prize on behalf of the lucky winner and we can reveal that the cash option has been chosen for by the winner, meaning that the lump some payment is estimated to be around $135 million with 31% in federal taxes to be deducted.
This PowerBall Lottery win was one of the highest jackpots ever won by a player on this lottery game and leaps straight into the top ten PowerBall wins as the 8th highest.
Unfortunately these are all of the details that we can give you about first PowerBall winner for the state of Ohio which will be disappointing for the states lottery players but there is good news for those who have lotto tickets for the draw taking place this evening. The PowerBall has not had a jackpot winner since 24th June when two winners shared a $97 million jackpot. This means that there is a massive $72 million jackpot up for grabs this evening.
Written by Peter Kirkham