The fourth highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history was won at Powerball Posted: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 A 24-year-old Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco was the winner of the $768,4 Million Powerball jackpot on March 27, 2019. Franco bought his ticket at a gas station. He said that as soon as he realized he had won, he started feeling paranoid and put his winning ticket in a safe. While some states allow lottery winners to remain anonymous after they win, Wisconsin is not one of those states, which meant that Franco had to reveal his identity in order to claim his prize. He had 180 days to do so but waited only a little under a month after the drawing. In that time, he says he hired a team of lawyers and financial advisors to help him plan out what he’ll do with his winnings. His plans included travel, pay for family members to go to college, and he also wants to donate of his prize to charity.