Powerball jackpot now $1.5 billion; 1 ticket sold in Mass. worth $100,000

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THE REST OF US. MATT: WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL LOSERS. WE ARE SAD THAT WE ARE LOST BUT THIS NUMBER IS 1.5 BILLION. BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LOSERS, THE JACKPOT GETS BIGGER. SATURDAY NIGHT’S POWERBALL DRAWING IS ESTIMATED AS THE THIRD — THE THIRD BIGGEST IN US HISTORY, JUST BEHIND $1.5 BILLION — $1.53 BILLION MEGA MILLION DRAWING AND A 2016 WITHDRAWAL WIN ARE NOT GOOD. IT IS ONE IN 292 MILLION. I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WANT. A NEW CAR, BIGGER HOUSE AND A SECOND HOME IN A WARMER CLIMATE BECAUSE I’M FINISHED SHOPING SNOW IF I WIN THIS. ANTOINETTE: THESE ARE ALL GOOD IDEAS. I AM SURE YOU HELP OTHER PEOPLE TOO. — ALSO OTHER PEOPLE OUT. WE WILL Fetch

Powerball jackpot now $1.5 billion; 1 ticket sold in Mass. worth $100,000

The bad news is that no one won the massive $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night. The good news is that the prize has increased even further to $1.5 billion for the next draw on Saturday night. That is the third largest lottery prize in US history. The numbers drawn on Wednesday night were: 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 and the red powerball 23. No one has won the highest Powerball prize since August 3rd, making 39 consecutive draws without anyone matching all six numbers. In Massachusetts, a lottery ticket sold in Nantucket was worth $100,000, and lots sold in Canton and Peabody were worth $50,000. What’s behind three months of the lottery’s futility? It’s simple math. The odds of winning the jackpot are a terrible 1 in 292.2 million. It is because of those long odds that the top prize has become so big. The new $1.5 billion prize is actually for winners who choose an annuity, which is paid annually over 29 years. Nearly all winners will opt for cash, which would be $745.9 million for Saturday’s draw. Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

The bad news is that no one won the massive $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night.

The good news is that the prize has expanded even further to $1.5 billion for the next draw Saturday night. That is the third largest lottery prize in US history.

The numbers drawn on Wednesday evening were: 2, 11, 22, 35, 60 and the red powerball 23.

Since August 3, no one has won the highest Powerball prize, which equates to 39 consecutive draws without anyone matching all six numbers.

In Massachusetts, a ticket sold in Nantucket matched a price of $100,000, and tickets sold in Canton and Peabody were worth $50,000.

What’s behind three months of the lottery’s futility? It’s simple math. The odds of winning the jackpot are a terrible 1 in 292.2 million.

It is because of those long odds that the top prize has become so big.

The new $1.5 billion prize is actually for winners who choose an annuity, which is paid annually over 29 years. Nearly all winners will opt for cash, which would be $745.9 million for Saturday’s draw.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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