Unidentified Latino claims third-largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history, and ticket seller from Chiapas gets $1 million

A Mexican man reportedly won the third largest Powerball lottery prize in the history of the United States.

In Powerball, the third largest lottery in the history of the United States, a Mexican would have won the jackpot on Wednesday, July 19.

Currently, after several months of accumulation, the Powerball jackpot has been reset to 20 million dollars, which would be approximately 334 million 386 thousand Mexican pesos.

Although, due to taxes, the cash value would be reduced by half, so, in case there is a new winner on Saturday, July 22, he/she would get a total of 10 million 300 thousand dollars (an estimated 173 million 977 thousand pesos).

The third-largest PowerBall prize in U.S. history would have been won by a Mexican

On Wednesday, July 19, a Latino won the third-largest prize in the history of Powerball, one of the lotteries in the United States.

The winning numbers were: 7-10-11-13-24, and an additional one, known as red Powerball, was 24; this combination was the winner of one billion 80 million dollars.

Although the winner of the lottery has not yet been identified, the seller of the winning ticket is Mexican, specifically from Chiapas, and he assures that whoever won the Powerball jackpot is Latino since the neighborhood where his store is located is Latino.

According to the Powerball website, not only will the winner of the jackpot win a considerable sum of money, but so will Navor Herrera, owner of Las Palmitas Mini Market, at 1205 Wall Street in Los Angeles, California.

To the Mexican Navor Herrera, who has been working at Las Palmitas Mini Market for 7 years, Powerball will also give the amount of one million dollars (16 million 891 thousand pesos approximately).

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Navor Herrera, owner of the store where the Powerball jackpot ticket was sold (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

Navor Herrera was surprised this Thursday, July 20, when the media went to Las Palmitas Minimarket to ask him about the winning ticket. He found out thanks to the California Lottery report.

The winner of the third largest Powerball prize since its creation hit the winning combination in a one in 292 million chance, although so far, the identity of the new millionaire is unknown.

In turn, Powerball will give him the opportunity to collect the jackpot in annuities or in cash, although, in one lump sum due to taxes, it would be converted to 558 million dollars.

How to play Powerball?

According to the official Powerball website, the cost of a ticket to play Powerball is 2 dollars, although, in Idaho and Montana, it is 3 dollars.

  • This will be equivalent to choosing 5 white numbers between 1 and 69, plus a red Powerball number from 1 to 26.
  • You pick those numbers, and they are entered into the lottery terminal.
  • You wait for the drawings, which take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 pm in the Tallahassee studio.

However, it is worth mentioning that you can only play in 45 states in the United States, except for Utah, Nevada, and Alabama; it is also possible to participate from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Powerball, US lottery (Keith Srakocic / AP)