In the United States, the record for winning the jackpot in the Powerball lottery has again inflated and now stands at $1.9 billion (€1.91 billion). The jackpot was not broken again in Saturday’s drawing and has therefore grown by another $300 million, the operator has now announced. The next lottery is today.
The jackpot has grown steadily since there was another winner in early August. Since then, in 40 draws, no one has been able to pick six correct numbers.
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.
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