Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Powerball Prize Up To $675 Million, Largest In U.S. History

- By Bossip Staff


Powerball Lottery Reaches Historical Total Of $675 Million

Wednesday night the Powerball lottery numbers were read and again no one has stepped up to claim the $500 million prize with a winning ticket.

According to the NYDailyNews, that pushed the winning total to $675 MILLLION! That ridiculous number makes history as the largest lottery bag to ever be available.

The prize surged from $450 million to $524 million Wednesday night, making it the fourth largest Powerball jackpot of all time.

The largest Powerball prize was $590.5 million, won by a Florida woman in May 2013.

The largest lottery jackpot to date was won in three states in March 2012, when the Mega Millions drawing reached a whopping $656 million.

The odds of winning this week’s jackpot are long — one in 292.2 million. For some perspective, consider that the chance of getting struck by lightning in a year is roughly one in 960,000.


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