Powerball Jackpot Soars to $625 Million

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This week the U.S.-based lottery Powerball saw its top prize soar to $625 million after nobody won the jackpot on Tuesday, making it the seventh largest prize ever offered, with room to grow if nobody wins the next draw.

The prize will see another drawing coming on Saturday, and players will have to match all of the numbers to claim the top prize. The United States seems to get "jackpot fever" when prizes start eclipsing more than $500 million, and lines have been known to form outside of gas stations and party stores where the tickets are sold. The Powerball is offered in 44 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Island, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

The largest jackpot won by a single person occurred last fall when a punter hit the Mega Millions for $1.53 billion, and the largest win in terms of jackpot value is $1.586 billion, which was split by three players across the country. Needless to say, this Powerball prize needs to grow considerably before it gets into that stratosphere.

Are you planning to play the Powerball this weekend? If so, make sure to let us know your lucky numbers so we can swoop in and share the jackpot with you!

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24 March 2019 - 5:59pm
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Wow!!! This is a life changing amount! The last time a big amount was won on USA Powerball was last year. Holding thumbs and wishing everyone the best of luck....!

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24 March 2019 - 8:52pm
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Wow!!! This is a life changing amount! The last time a big amount was won on USA Powerball was last year. Holding thumbs and wishing everyone the best of luck....!

You can say that again , one would never need to work again if they won that , hopefully one day I will be that one 😀

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24 March 2019 - 11:51pm
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Those amounts are just mind boggling. Chance of hitting all numbers to win the jackpot are slim but it's always nice to dream. Good luck to everyone who has bought a ticket.

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25 March 2019 - 12:52am
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I know someone who got six numbers in the lotto here last week, but that was only enough for a third division prize which worked out to be about $4000. Still when he told me he got 6 numbers I thought he had won the whole thing as I didn't know that they changed it and you need 7 to win it now... :\

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27 March 2019 - 10:02pm
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What makes that ...around $200 mill after taxes !?! 😉

Still that's an insane number though...I wonder if the last year winner got his winnings after all that time...that would be a crazy story leaving a billion on the table without even anyone ever appeared to ask about it.

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27 March 2019 - 10:26pm
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I know someone who got six numbers in the lotto here last week, but that was only enough for a third division prize which worked out to be about $4000. Still when he told me he got 6 numbers I thought he had won the whole thing as I didn't know that they changed it and you need 7 to win it now... :\

So already thought what you would wear at the party, a Ed!?! 😉

If they have been changed the numbers count you've got to hit to win the Jack in the state lottery here I wouldn't be aware either...still 6 the last time I checked...a few years back 🙂 ...and the third tier prizes have been quite similar to those you've mentioned there...so the big one is the one that really matters here as well.