Winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot coming forward
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The winner of Powerball lottery ticket worth an estimated $768 million will soon be revealed.
Lottery officials scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Wisconsin where the ticket was sold last month. Wisconsin lottery officials said a person coming forward to claim the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history will attend the news conference. They didn’t indicate whether it is one individual winner or a person representing a group of people.
The winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people roughly 14 miles (23 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee. The ticket has a cash option of $477 million.
The gas station will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.