Are you as stunned as we are? Wow wow wow! This is the biggest ever Powerball jackpot. It breaks any record ever set. 2016 is off to a MAGNIFICENT start if you ask us. This Saturday’s Powerball draw will be rewriting the history books with the largest ever prize the lottery world has ever seen.
It has been four years since the record was broken, but last night, history repeated itself again only to generate an even bigger prize! The old record was set at $656 million, by the multi-state American lottery game Mega Millions. That was in the year 2012.
On Wednesday, last night, no players won the $524.1 million jackpot, so there was, therefore, a massive rollover with even more accumulated tickets bought. This means the new prize amount escalated to $675 million (€629 million).
The current estimate for the lump-sum option for Saturday’s draw is $413.1 million. That’s nearly half a billion dollars! Can you believe it? This massive Powerball jackpot is as a result of 18 consecutive draws that have taken place without any first tier prize winners. The first drawing saw a prize of $40 million. That was on the 7th of November, 2015.
There will always be sceptics of playing the lottery. Let them be sceptical! They’ll just be missing out on the chance of a lifetime. The pundits are up against a simple fact: there is enough money at stake to make even the most pessimistic person hop online to www.LuckyLottos.com to get their tickets in.
Although there were no jackpot winners last night, there were 15 lucky lotto players who managed to match the first 5 numbers. They took home a $1 million prize. These winners, now Powerball millionaires, came from the following regions:
California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
Out of all players who got themselves into the second prize tier, the only ticket that was sold was bought in New Mexico. Because they bought two of the same ticket, their $1 million
171 tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball, which earned them $50,000.
The winning Powerball numbers from last night’s draw were:
2-11-47-62-63 with the Powerball 17.
Online lotto players are advised not to wait until the last minute to get their tickets. The Powerball game has nine different prize levels. Please note that the jackpot may rise even further before the draw this Saturday! How is this so? Because brisk ticket sales and the mad rush will certainly push the jackpot higher.
For your interest, we have listed all the biggest Powerball wins below:
$675 million, Jan. 9, 2016 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
$590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
$587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
$564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
$448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
$425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
$399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
$365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
$340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
$338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
$337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
$336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
$314.9 million, Dec. 25, 2002 - West Virginia
If nobody wins on Saturday…Let’s not even go there!!
Get your tickets in FAST to beat the mad rush!
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