The winning numbers for the Powerball, August 15 drawing will reportedly make someone in Lapeer, Michigan, a very rich person according to lottery officials. The winning ticket for the estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in the Michigan town, but the lucky person has yet to be identified.
The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and 21.
While only one ticket scored the jackpot, eight other tickets won the $1 million Match 5 prize. Two of those tickets were bought in Indiana, with the others having been bought in Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Virginia, lottery officials said.
The jackpot drawing comes after the Saturday's numbers in which no one managed to purchase a winning ticket.
The game's largest prize to date was $365 million, which was awarded in 2006 to a group of eight co-workers at a Nebraska meat-packing plant.
Prior to that big win, a group of four in Oregon won a $340 million jackpot back in 2005. It is now considered the second-largest jackpot.
In the years when the record drawings took place, the cost for a Powerball ticket was $1. But back in January, the price increased to $2, with officials saying it would lead to an increased number of large jackpots.
The increased price did come with an upside in the fact that it improved the odds. Officials reduced the number of red balls, the powerballs, from 39 to 35 when they doubled the ticket price.
Earlier this year, Louise White, an 81-year-old Rhode Island resident, came forward as the winner of a $336.4 million prize, the third-largest prize claimed in the game's history.
"I'm very happy and I'm very proud," she said. "We are truly blessed. Thank you."
White reportedly purchased the winning ticket in February in Newport, Rhode Island, after a family member had a craving for rainbow sherbet and brought her to a store, where she bought the Powerball numbers.
After realizing she had won, White tucked the winning ticket into her Bible and went to sleep holding the book. The next morning, the 81-year-old brought it with her to breakfast and eventually stored it in a safe deposit box, before claiming her winnings, CNN reports.