Since the jackpot is not hit after August 3rd, the first prize is very high. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, the organization said. Participation is not expensive; A ticket costs 2 dollars (about 2 euros).
There was one winner who guessed all six numbers correctly. The winning numbers were 10-33-41-47-56 and the Powerball was 10. The winner of the $2,040,000,000 prize was not disclosed. It is known that the lot was sold in Altadena, above Los Angeles.
The winner can pay in installments or choose to receive a lump sum. In the latter case it is less and it is about 1 billion dollars. Powerball winners usually opt for a one-time payout.
To date, the largest lottery win ever in the United States is $1.58 billion. It happened in 2016; Three winners had to share the grand prize.
More cash prizes
The Powerball Lottery is one of the largest lotteries worldwide and has the highest cash prizes. In this lottery, participants have to select five numbers from 1 to 69. All five numbers must not be the same. Additionally, players also choose a sixth number, the Powerball, which allows them to win even more prizes.
In total, 50 percent of the prize money goes to the players: 20 percent through the jackpot, and 30 percent through live prizes. The other 50 percent goes to the state where the winning ticket was purchased.