Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in the world, with one of the largest jackpots, and there’s good reason for that. Yesterday, the famous lottery posted its third highest jackpot ever. An eye-popping $620 Million jackpot prize is now up for grabs!
This jackpot has a place in Powerball history. The highest jackpots on record are $1.58 billion in January 2016 and $758.7 million in August 2017. An enormous $590.5 million was won in May 2013, but this incredible $620 million has easily surpassed that amount to take the number 3 spot.
The Last Winner’s $245 Million Prize
The last jackpot win happened on August 12th, when a lucky player from New York won a massive $245 million prize. Nandlall Mangal, a construction worker from Staten Island, bought a $6 Quick Pick ticket and successfully matched all 5 main numbers and the Powerball. After keeping the win a secret for several weeks, he finally came forward in the end of September to claim his prize. He opted to take home a lump sum payout of nearly $100 million.
Since then, no ticket holder has been able to match all six crucial number. Like many other lotteries, Powerball has no jackpot cap, so it keeps rolling over until someone wins. So far, the jackpot has rolled over 21 times! Will 22 be the magic number that ends the no-winning streak?
Powerball Attracts Players Worldwide
Because of its history of huge jackpot prizes in the hundreds of millions of dollars, Powerball attracts players from all over the world. Few want to miss out on such a life-changing event, and buying official lottery tickets online offers people the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime prize.