Powerball: $2 billion – the highest jackpot ever hit in the US

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Powerball$2 billion – the highest jackpot ever hit in the US

In the US, someone became two billion dollars rich almost overnight. The biggest jackpot ever goes to California.

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A man in California won an incredible $2.04 billion.

Reuters

It's the biggest lottery win of all time.

It’s the biggest lottery win of all time.

Reuters

The previous record was a $1.586 billion prize shared by three ticket holders in 2016.

The previous record was a $1.586 billion prize shared by three ticket holders in 2016.

AFP

It’s about it

  • The highest lottery jackpot of all time was won in the USA.

  • $2.04 billion goes to a person in California.

  • The odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 292.2 million.

In the United States, the jackpot in the Powerball lottery was about two billion dollars. of winning ticket was purchased in the US state of California, organizers announced on Tuesday. The numbers on it: 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and as an additional number 10. According to the organizers, this is the highest jackpot amount in the history of the lottery, which has existed since 1992.

The numbers were drawn Tuesday morning in Florida after three months of no one picking the correct six numbers. There was some confusion during the draw – firstly because the draw did not take place at the usual time. It would be for security checks, she said. Then there was initially said to be no winner – before the winning ticket from California was announced.

The previous record profit was divided by three

It was the biggest jackpot ever. The previous record was a $1.586 billion prize shared by three ticket holders in 2016.

The winner will receive $2.04 billion if they choose to pay a share annually for 29 years. However, almost all winners have opted for cash payment in the past. In this case, it was valued at $997.6 million. and Chances of winning the jackpot was 1:292.2 million.

Powerball is offered in 45 US states as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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