Someone in the US just won the highly-anticipated Powerball Jackpot by beating the odds and becoming the 1 in 292.2 million. The winning price is two billion dollars! (Talk about getting lucky).
The identity of the winner has not been revealed yet, but according to California Lottery, the winner bought the winning ticket from a gas station in Los Angeles County. For selling the winning ticket, the business owner of the store, Joe Chahayed, will also receive a maximum Powerball bonus of $1 million.
— Powerball USA (@PowerballUSA) November 8, 2022
To be precise, the winning person is the sole winner of the amount of 2.04 billion dollars and the lucky winning numbers were: 10-33-41-47-56-Power 10.
The drawing for Monday night's record Powerball Jackpot was delayed several hours because of some security protocols. The drawing then eventually took place on Tuesday evening at 7:27 pm (IST), in Tallahassee, Florida.
Tonight’s Powerball® drawing has been delayed due to a participating lottery needing extra time to complete the required security protocols. Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/jQZJQIPJXr— California Lottery (@calottery) November 8, 2022
This Powerball jackpot started off at $20 million on August 6 and grew after nobody was able to win in the past few draws.
How much will the winner take home? According to Reuters, If the winner selects a lump sum cash payout, the value after the tax deduction will be $997.6 million. To take home the $2 billion sum, the winner would need to select annuity payouts over 29 years.
What is the Powerball lottery? Powerball is an interstate lottery system played in the 45 American states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The game starts off with a value of 40 million dollars and every time when there is no winner, the value increases by 10 million dollars.
How is the game played? How is the winner decided?
There's no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded in every drawing. If no one picks all six winning numbers, the jackpot rolls over to the next drawing and increases in value.
Each ticket costs around 2 or 3 dollars or Rs 165!
The Twitter reactions to the Powerball lottery are wild, check out some:
There’s a 1 in 5 chance of dying from heart disease.— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) November 5, 2022
People: “Won’t happen to me!”
There’s a 1 in 292,000,000 chance of winning the Powerball.
People: “You never know!”
Idc what the "odds of winning" the PowerBall are I'm paying three dollars so I can fantasize about quitting my job for a night leave me alone— danbo (@UygherslnParis) November 2, 2022
Feeling better about buying a Powerball ticket: pic.twitter.com/Klf9Cnaibi— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 8, 2022
2.04 billion dollars is the highest jackpot money ever won ever since its formation in 1992. Check out the rest: