The Powerball lottery is an American game played in 44 States, Washington D.C., and two U.S. territories: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
People showed great interest to the game. “I already played it,” a cleaner said. “it’s crazy.”
It is reported that a Florida Lottery website for Powerball crashed from late Wednesday into early Thursday due to huge visit.
The jackpot reached 500 million dollars on Wednesday, when the drawing did not produce a matching ticket dollars. If no one wins Saturday, the prize will likely surpass 1 billion, according to officials.
The previous record lottery jackpot payout of North America was in March, 2012, when 656 million dollars were won in Mega Millions lottery.
A Powerball ticket costs 2 dollars. The game’s jackpot starts at 40 million dollars and grows until it is won. Players choose their first five numbers from a pool of 69 and another number — called the Powerball — from a separate pool of 26. The game’s drawings are at 10:59 p.m. EST on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Powerball lottery was operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). It is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its 36 member lotteries.
All profits are retained by the state lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures. Enditem