Someone in America is 2 billion (!) rich, a lot of 2 dollars

Someone in America is 2 billion (!) rich, a lot of 2 dollars

Since the jackpot hasn’t fallen since August 3, the first prize is pretty high. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, the organization said. Participation is not expensive; A lot costs 2 dollars (about 2 euros).

A winner

There was one winner who guessed all six numbers correctly. The winning numbers are 10-33-41-47-56 and the Powerball is 10. The winner of the $2,040,000,000 prize has not been announced. It is known that the lot was sold in the city of Altadena, located above Los Angeles.

The winner can pay the money in installments or choose to receive a lump sum. In the latter case, it is less and it is about 1 billion dollars. Powerball winners usually opt for a one-time payout.

So far, the biggest lottery win ever in the US is $1.58 billion. It happened in 2016; Three winners will share the main prize.

More cash prizes

The Powerball Lottery is one of the largest lotteries worldwide and has the highest cash prizes. Participants of this lottery have to select five numbers from 1 to 69. All five numbers must not be the same. Additionally, players also choose a sixth number, the Powerball, which allows them to win even more prizes.

In total, 50 percent of the prize money goes to the players: 20 percent through the jackpot, and 30 percent through live prizes. The other 50 percent goes to the state where the winning ticket was purchased.

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