The US Powerball lottery officials are back with a major announcement but it is for an old winner. The officials have revealed that the lucky winner took part in the January draw for the US Powerball game. However, it was just last week when Brian showed up to claim his prize money.
Although the player has shown up to claim his prize money almost two months later, the officials have still shared Brian’s story to honor him.
Brian Diran wins $1,000,000
According to the lottery officials, Brian Diran participated in the January 24, 2022 draw for the US Powerball game. The winning numbers for the January 24 drawing were 47-30-53-29-11, and the red Powerball was 16. The Power Play multiplier for the January 24 draw was 3X.
Brian is currently a resident of Staten Island, New York and he is among the luckiest residents in the area to have won huge prize money.
From the January 24 draw, Brian Diran matched all five primary numbers but failed to match the Powerball number. As a result, Brian won prize money worth $1,000,000.
Brian revealed he had not added the Power Play option to his ticket for the January 24 draw. Otherwise, he would have doubled his prize money to $2,000,000, which is the maximum (tier-2) prize money the US Powerball offers.
Brian Diran revealed he had purchased his $1,000,000 prize-winning ticket from Metro Mart NY. The particular store is located at 2655 Richmond Avenue.
Brian Diran decided to collect his $1,000,000 prize money from the January 24 draw in a lump sum payment. He took home prize money worth $612,240 after tax deductions.
Other Winners from January 24 Draw
The jackpot prize for the January 24 draw was $82 million and the cash prize money for the same draw was $57.3 million. The officials have confirmed that there wasn’t any participant who won the jackpot prize for the January 24 draw.
Surprisingly, it was just Brian Diran, who won the second-tier prize money for the January 24 draw. There were 8 players who won tier-3 prize money from the draw and 191 players who won the tier-4 prize money.
There were 431 players who won tier-5 prize money from the January 24 draw and 11,554 players who won tier-6 prize money. 8,397 players won tier-7 prize money, 62,720 players who won tier-8 prize money, and 146,744 players who won tier-9 prize money.
There were a total of 230,046 players who won different prizes from their participation in the January 24 draw for the US Powerball game. These players reportedly won a total of $3,450,951 from the particular draw.