Last week three New Zealand lottery players won $666,667 each. Since nobody won the lottery the jackpot has rolled over to $20 million. Undoubtedly, this is an exciting jackpot with the potential to be life changing.
However, the New Zealand jackpot pales in comparison to the current $325 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The jackpot yesterday was a (in comparison measly) $262 million, and rolled over to this whopping sum since nobody picked the winning numbers. Despite not having a big jackpot winner, yesterday’s draw did have some winners. There were 1,336,338 worth of tickets winning $12.5 million, including 2 people who won $1 million each and 1 person who added the Power Play and won $2 million.
The USA Powerball Lottery is a multi-state American lottery played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game works by having players choose five white balls plus an additional number, The regular balls are chosen from a guess range of 1 to 59, and the additional number from a range of 1 to 35.
The largest jackpot ever won was $365 million earlier in 2006, and this draw has the potential to be even higher. This jackpot was one by 8 employees at Con Agra Meatpacking company who took home their winnings in a lump sum and split their winnings amongst each other.
Powerball is known as “America’s Game” and “America’s Lottery”, and throughout the country people are linking up throughout the country for their chance to win the jackpot. Convenience stores have braced themselves for a huge influx of people who will be coming in to purchase tickets. The draw will take place on Friday in Tallahassee, Florida. New Zealanders who want in on the action can purchase tickets online from www.thelotter.com.