A lucky person in Rhode Island is holding a Powerball ticket work more than $336 million, the lottery announced Saturday.
The winner has not come forward to claim the jackpot yet, but he or she is about to inherit more money than savvy businessmen like GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney have made in their whole lives.
The winnings - which will amount to well over $200 million if paid in a single sum - rank among the largest jackpots in American history.
The drawing: Numbered ping-pong balls are used to pick the winners of the Powerball lottery
The lottery said someone played numbers 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11 from Saturday night's drawing.
Winning numbers of drawn from a large drum with numbers 1 through 59 written on pong pong balls. A second drum of red balls numbered 1 to 35 is used to pick the Powerball number.
The numerical chance of winning is 1 in 175,223,510.
Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and 42 states participate in the Powerball lottery.
The jackpot this time around is so large, the winner will instantly be entitled to a fortune larger than that which Mr Romney spent his entire life building.
Historic winner: The $336 million payout in among the biggest in American history
He is running on his prowess as a businessman but has received criticism for the immense fortune of about $250 million he has amassed.
Despite the unfathomable size of this week's $336 million jackpot, it is still not the largest jackpot in US history.
In 2007, winners in New Jersey and Georgia split a $390 million jackpot, taking a $233 million onetime payout.
Tickets cost $2 each.
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