A single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn Monday and was the lucky winner of a Powerball jackpot of nearly $700 million, officials said.
"California, we have a winner! Congratulations to our lucky player from Morro Bay who matched 6/6 numbers and won the $699.8 Million #Powerball jackpot in the Monday, October 4 draw. Thank you to all our players who played," the California Lottery tweeted.
The winning numbers were 12, 22, 54, 66, 69, and the Powerball was 25. The Power Play was 2.
To put it more bluntly: You are more than 1,000 times as likely to find a pearl in an oyster shell, get struck by lightning, or date a supermodel.
And you are twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine.
After climbing to $699.8 million, the jackpot was the seventh-largest in U.S. lottery history. No one had won the game's grand prize since June 5.