Californian wins biggest jackpot ever, more than $2 billion
The largest lottery jackpot ever drawn in the world was drawn Tuesday in the Los Angeles area. The winner of the US Powerball lottery has won $2.05 billion in prize money.
Where was big ticket of 2 billion sold?
That ticket was sold at the Joe Service Center gas station in Altadena, California, one of the states where the winner can remain anonymous. Unsung lottery winners can spread their winnings over three decades or opt for a huge lump sum. The second option is less economically favorable. For the record jackpot, the winner will take home nearly $1 billion in cash.
There is so much money in the prize pool because the first prize has not been won for three months. The jackpot is only awarded when all six numbers on the ticket match the six balls drawn. According to the organization, the chance of winning the coveted jackpot is one in 292 million.
The popular Powerball lottery has been a hot topic in recent days. Not only because it was a record amount, but also because Monday’s draw was suddenly postponed. Contestants had to stay in suspense for an extra day due to technical issues. Millions of Americans paid $2 for a lottery ticket that they dreamed would change lives overnight.