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$650 MILLION: 3rd Largest US Jackpot Ever!

$650 MILLION: 3rd Largest US Jackpot Ever!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Would you believe it, that for the 4th time in the history of the United States, the lottery jackpot has skyrocketed to an all-time high of a whopping $600,000,000! Imagine, there's the very real possibility of someone practically becoming a billionaire overnight from purchasing a Powerball lottery ticket which matches up all the winning numbers, including the Powerball number. The lottery prize has increased by a whole $68.5 million from $541,9 million after no winning tickets were sold, meaning the only time other than this that the lottery jackpot grew so much, was back in 2016 with the record-breaking $1,600,000,000 prize which occurred on January 13th 2016 and was shared among 3 different winners from Florida, California and Tennessee. I think it's very important for lottery players to realise too, that the lottery estimates are often much more conservative than what they're actually worth, therefore it is very likely that the prize amount is more than $600,000,000 so there's no reason to hold back on purchasing numerous tickets to increase your chances of winning! This is exactly what happened with the $1.6 billion draw as it was initially estimated to be $675,000,000, however this figure grew not once, not twice but three whole times, increasing it to an end figure of $949.8 million by the time it reached the official draw time. The current jackpot is worth $600,000,000 at the moment, it’s a result of 20 consecutive draws without any significant winners, which started out as a $40 million jackpot on the 14th of June. For this particular draw, only a few smaller prizes have been won out of this jackpot worth $50,000, alongside 17 worth $200,000 as they were purchased with the Power Play option. The prizes will change each drawing, as they are based on how many tickets were sold and how many tickets were winners at each different level. The next Powerball drawing will be held on Wednesday night, at 10:59pm Eastern Time, tickets are only $2 to play and if you decide to play, you could be in with a chance of winning $600,000,000 which is worth a lump-sum of $411,700,000! Buy a ticket, and you could change your life!

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