Missouri Powerball players have exactly 180 days from the drawing date to claim jackpot prizes, which means the winner would have until Aug. 21, 2003. The winner has 60 days from the drawing to choose if he or she would like to take the jackpot in one lump sum, which in this case would be approximately $11.3 million before taxes, or in 30 annual payments of approximately $700,000 a year before taxes. If no choice is made in 60 days, the jackpot is automatically paid out in 30 annual payments.
To date, 21 Powerball tickets worth $5 million or more for a total of nearly $600 million have been sold in Missouri since the game began almost 10 years ago. Missouri is ranked second in terms of jackpot winners sold among the 25 lotteries that sell Powerball tickets.