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The identity of October’s $1.765-billion Powerball winner has been revealed, according to the California Lottery.

Theodorus Struyck represents a group of people who bought the winning ticket at Midway Market in Frazier Park, according to a state lottery agency news release.

Struyck and companions bought the winning ticket after 36 Powerball draws went without a winner.

News conference outside Midway MarketNews conference outside Midway Market

Midway Market, the family-owned business that sold the winning ticket, received a $1-million bonus check. (Alex Horvath / Los Angeles Times)

“Announcing big wins like this gives all of our players the chance to hope and dream that they could be next,” California Lottery Director Harjinder Chima said in a statement released by the agency. “But it also gives us an opportunity to shine the spotlight on our terrific mission, which is to generate additional, supplemental funding for public education in California.”

Midway Market, the family-owned business that sold the winning ticket, received a $1-million bonus check.

The jackpot was the second-largest ever won in the U.S., coming behind the $2.04-billion Powerball jackpot in 2022.

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