The Powerball jackpot set a world record $1.6 billion. Now the jackpot has gone up again.
In the United States, the Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to $1.9 billion. The jackpot is still the largest in the world in lottery history, according to the American media, “CNN”. The jackpot of US$1.6 billion (about €1.6 billion) was not broken in the Saturday night draw. This was last achieved at the beginning of August – and since then the gains have grown steadily.
In January 2016, three Powerball players participated in the world’s largest jackpot in history, totaling $1.586 billion. The second highest jackpot – and the highest prize ever won by a single player – was $1.537 billion and was registered in October 2018 in the Mega Millions lottery.
Powerball lottery tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 US states plus the metropolitan area of Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The chance of winning the jackpot is about 1 in 292 million. For comparison, the risk of being struck by lightning in the United States is about one in a million.