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.
GOOD LUCK GUYS!
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