MADISON, Wisc. — The second-highest jackpot total in Powerball history — $768 million — has been claimed by a Wisconsin man.
Manuel Franco won the March 27 drawing and took the cash option of $477 million, Powerball officials announced Tuesday.
"To win feels something like a dream and I feel like at any moment I might wake up," Franco said. "I just can’t believe an ordinary guy like me would ever be in this position."
The suburban Milwaukee man's quick pick winning numbers (16,20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number 12) were drawn from a ticket purchased at Speedway in New Berlin.
Odds for winning the grand prize are listed by Powerball as 1 in 292,201,338.00.
The jackpot is $150 million for Wednesday's drawing.