With no winners in the US’s leading lottery for more than 3 months, the jackpot reached $1.6 billion. When no one could win the jackpot during 39 draws, eyes were turned to the lottery to be drawn tomorrow. When taxes were removed, it was stated that the grand prize was ‘782 million 4 hundred thousand dollars in cash’. The previous record jackpot was seen in 2016 and the three lucky winners split $1 billion 590 million including taxes.
According to the Powerball lottery, which started in the USA in 1992, the probability of winning the jackpot is one in 292 million, and a ticket must have all six numbers drawn to win the jackpot. According to the rules, if the winner or persons want to receive the grand prize in full, they can receive it in equal annual installments for 30 years, but if the entire amount is received at once, the amount of the grand prize decreases. Most of the winners prefer to take the jackpot in one go.