Single winner to claim $756 million Powerball prize in Washington

AUBURN, Washington: A $754.6 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket was bought this weekend at a Fred Meyer store in Auburn, about 30 miles south of Seattle, although the winner has not yet come forward.

The winning numbers drawn this week were 5, 11, 22, 23, 69 and the Powerball 7.

It’s the second time a Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Washington state, and both tickets were purchased in Auburn. The first was a $90 million jackpot in 2014.

Powerball officials said in a statement that a single ticket matched all six numbers and that ticket sales pushed the jackpot higher than an earlier $747 million estimate.

The full jackpot is for a winner opting for an annuity distributed in one immediate, but partial payout, followed by additional payments over 29 years that increase by 5 percent annually. The winner also can opt for a one-time cash payment of $407.2 million.

Both prizes available are the amounts before taxes, Powerball said.