Lottery officials in Wisconsin said they don't know who won Powerball's $768 million jackpot Wednesday night. The lone winning ticket for the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history was sold in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Lottery Director Cindy Polzin told reporters in the capital of Madison Thursday that she knew of one person who didn't win. "I'm not the winner because I wouldn't be here today, right?" she said.
She congratulated the mystery winner and urged them to sign their ticket and claim the jackpot within 180 days. If the winner decides to take the lump sum payout, they would receive about $477 million.
Where was the winning Powerball ticket sold?
A Speedway gas station in New Berlin, just west of Milwaukee, sold the winning ticket, Polzin said. As a result, it also gets a prize: $100,000.
Winning Powerball numbers
The winning numbers Wednesday night were 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 with a Powerball number of 12. The odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 292,201,338, according to the Wisconsin lottery.
7 Powerball tickets missed jackpot by 1 number
While only one winning ticket was sold for the jackpot, seven tickets matched all numbers except for the Powerball and won a million-dollar prize each, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. One hundred thirty tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball to win $50,000 each.
What can $768 million buy?
During Thursday's press conference, Polzin noted that it was baseball's opening day in the U.S. She said the jackpot could buy 305 brats for each fan at the Milwaukee Brewers' home opener.