Do you believe in the lottery system? If no, you can skip this, or if yes, then you will be more excited to know that a ticket holder from the US won $2.04 billion in the lottery, which is the biggest amount won by any holder in the world. It was just 1 out of 290 million members. He is the biggest lottery winner in history.
Biggest lottery Winner in the History
The Powerball jackpot of $2.04 billion was won, making it the highest lottery reward in history.
Hours after a delayed Tuesday morning drawing, the official US lottery website announced that a winner had been found in California.
Following the news, people from states that don’t offer the Powerball lottery rushed to neighboring states that did so that they could get tickets for the record-breaking jackpot.
A consumer in Jackson, Mississippi proudly displays her lost stack of scratch-off tickets.
A woman from Delaware has won two six-figure lottery jackpots in the past few days.
The award, which was approximately $400 million more than the previous record jackpot, was won by an anonymous billionaire who has yet to be publicly identified by officials. The winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, California, which is located about five miles (or eight kilometers) north of Pasadena, according to the officials.
Joe Chahayed, the store’s owner, will get a million-dollar bonus from Powerball for selling the winning ticket.
In the past, only four Powerball prizes had reached $1 billion. The jackpot on Tuesday, which had been set at $20 million on August 6 but had no takers, has been reset to that amount for Wednesday’s drawing.
The jackpot winner on Tuesday will have the option of taking either an annuity that pays out over 29 years or a lump sum payment. The lump payment option, worth $997.6 million on Tuesday, was chosen by the majority of prize winners.
Regardless of how much you win, your reward might be reduced by as much as a third after federal and state taxes.
The Multi-State Lottery Association, headquartered in Iowa, which oversees the Powerball, reported that 40 drawings had passed since the last Powerball prize was awarded on August 3. This tied the record set the previous year.
Players that spend two dollars on a ticket and match all five white balls and one red Powerball will split the jackpot. With odds of 1 in 292 million, it is not uncommon for the jackpot to rise with no winner until a critical mass of people decides to try their luck.
Throughout the previous month, as the jackpot increased through many draws, millions of Americans purchased tickets. Sixty-two percent of the 292.2 million potential number combinations were covered by tickets sold for Saturday’s unclaimed $1.6 billion jackpot.
Ticket sales were delayed from Monday to Tuesday for the Powerball draw owing to technical difficulties at a participating lottery. The official who declined to name the participating lottery cited company policy. In this case, the Powerball was 10, and the winning numbers were (10, 33, 41, 47, and 56).
A total of 45 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands offer Powerball to their residents. “all 48 [participating] lotteries must meet [California Lottery] security requirements before a drawing can occur,” the lottery claims.
On Tuesday morning, “under the supervision of lottery security authorities and independent auditors,” the California Lottery stated the delayed draw had taken place.
Separate from the $1.334 billion Mega Millions jackpot that was won in September comes the record-breaking Powerball jackpot.