In 40 draws, no contestant has been able to match the correct six numbers. The winner must now choose whether to receive the full amount in installments over three decades or a one-time down payment of about $1.4 billion.
The California Lottery Company announced that a player from California won the $2.04 billion (€2.04 billion) US Lottery jackpot on Tuesday. Now he has to decide whether he wants to receive the full amount in installments over three decades or a one-time down payment of about $1.4 billion.
The jackpot has grown into the world’s largest jackpot in lottery history since there was a last winner in early August. Since then, in 40 drawings, no participant has been able to get six correct numbers. The lucky guy took the main prize with the numbers 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and 10.
The drawing was originally scheduled for Monday evening. However, it had to be delayed for a few hours because the lottery of one of the participating US states needed more time to process its data.
A lottery ticket costs $2
In January 2016, three Powerball players participated in the world’s largest jackpot in history, totaling $1.586 billion. The second highest jackpot – and the highest prize ever won by a single player – was $1.537 billion and was registered in October 2018 in the Mega Millions lottery.
Powerball lottery tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 US states plus the metropolitan area of Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The chance of winning the jackpot is about 1 in 292 million. For comparison, the risk of being struck by lightning in the United States is about one in a million.
(APA / AFP)
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