There was much anticipation for last night’s $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot drawing. The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 32, 25, 60 and the extra Powerball number was 23. Nobody got them right.
Therefore the jackpot continues to grow, and on Saturday there will be another chance to win. This time the prize amounts to 1,500 million dollars and it is the third largest lottery jackpot in the history of the country.
The figure has risen so much because Since last August 3, in 39 consecutive draws, no one has matched all six numbers. And it is that in reality the chances of someone choosing those six numbers is extremely low, according to experts it is one in 292.2 million. But eventually someone always ends up winning.
To win you have to match five numbers between 1 and 59, plus an extra number between 1 and 35. In addition, Powerball offers to play Power Play, which is the possibility of multiplying the prize by two, three, five or ten.
If there were a winning ticket this Saturday, the person would have to choose whether they want the $1.5 billion paid in annual installments over three decades, or whether they prefer to receive all the cash right now at a discount. In the case of the 1,500 million, with the discount, there is a prize of 745.9 million dollars. On this money you have to pay taxes that depend on the state of residence of the winner.
You can participate in the draw from 45 states of the country, plus the city of Washington, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Draws are held every monday, wednesday and saturday at 11:59 p.m. Although it is a national lottery, the drawing takes place at the offices of the Florida Lottery in the city of Tallahassee. The draw can be followed online through the official Powerball page or on some of the local channels in the states.