Unbelievable – there is a new record jackpot! We have a historic $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot in the United States. This makes it the world’s largest jackpot that will likely crown the biggest lottery winner(s) ever.
The previous U.S. record jackpot was $656 million in a Mega Millions drawing in March 2012. The largest Powerball prize was a $590.5 million jackpot won by a Florida woman in May 2013.
Here is a collection of the Lottery Jackpot Records of the United Sates and Europe, where €185 million or £161 million was won in the EuroMillions lottery by one ticket holder from Scotland. It was Europe’s largest lottery jackpot ever.
Until now, the current Powerball winning numbers drawing yielded no winners, so the largest lottery payout ever is about to happen, maybe as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. Turns out there were 28 people who had all five of the white balls that were picked in Saturday night’s historic drawing.
Winning Powerball lottery numbers will be posted on the official Powerball website.
Want to get a chance to win the record Powerball jackpot?
How to play Powerball:
Powerball is played by selecting six numbers – five numbers between 1-69 and one number between 1-26. Each number is on a special ball that is randomly selected by a machine during the drawing. Your goal is to match every number selected perfectly, which will win you the jackpot. However, there are other winning combinations of numbers that will win smaller prizes (which can be quite lucrative in their own right). Your first five numbers don’t have to be in the same order as the balls that are drawn. Winning numbers win regardless of the order they’re listed in. However, the final Powerball number must match exactly – none of the first five numbers can count toward it.
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