Who wants to be a billionaire? Americans cross fingers for record lottery

Who wants to be a billionaire? Americans cross fingers for record lottery

Who wants to be a billionaire? Americans cross fingers for record lottery

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $620 million after no winning tickets were sold.

The victor might opt for the cash prize of more than $270 million, from which the federal government will take 25% right away, and more later.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Tuesday.

The next Mega Millions draw will be held on Tuesday.

There was no victor for Saturday's Powerball drawing and the new jackpot is estimated to be $620 million, the lottery announced on its website early Sunday.

Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m).


Reports indicate that almost 280 million tickets were purchased for the drawing.

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA. The last time anyone won the Powerball was on August 11th in NY for $245 million. Players get five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega number between 1 and 25.

If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion prize over 29 years.

For an additional $1 you can get a "Megaplier" ticket that will increase the amount of the smaller prizes, but not the grand prize.

And the Powerball number is 23. CA did sell a 5/6 prize worth $1.9 million.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350, but the odds of winning any of the lesser prizes are one in 24.

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