Arizona hit the headlines on Wednesday night, when the US Powerball lottery draw delivered us a sole jackpot winner who had bought his winning US Powerball ticket in the state of Arizona. The magnificent $188.9 million jackpot that reached its peak after twelve consecutive rollovers, was the first Powerball jackpot to reach an amount of more than $100 million since March! It was also the first Arizona jackpot winner since a player from Arizona won the legendary $588 million jackpot back in 2012 – still the second largest Powerball jackpot ever!
From Saguaro cactus to Powerball jackpots
OK, we’ll admit that US Powerball jackpot winners are not unique for Arizona – at least not as much as for example the endangered and therefore protected saguaro cactus, which blossom is actually the official Arizona state flower – but we can say that Arizonans that win the Powerball lottery’s main prize tend to take home the BIG jackpots! The Powerball jackpot that fell prey to our Arizona winner, had built up for twelve draws, since the 22nd of April. The almost $189 million large jackpot is not among the highest Powerball jackpots in history by a long shot, but it does rank as the second highest of 2015, so far, after the amazing $564 million jackpot of late February. Lucky numbers 6, 8, 13, 37, 40 and the extra Powerball number 11 brought the jackpot to Arizona. Besides the lucky jackpot winner, three players (from Idaho and North Carolina (2)) managed to predict the five regular numbers that entitles them to the $1 million second prize. No Power Play options were used to double those second prizes. As firm Power Play believers, we say that is a missed opportunity – but who are we to talk? Yes, we’re a million dollars short of winning the second place prize as it is. Still, $2 million is better than $1 million! Also, the Power Play option can multiply any other secondary prize by a factor 2 to 5! Just keep it in mind for next time.
Powerball summer is here!
What’s next? Well, a $40 million jackpot in the next Powerball draw on Saturday 6 June, for starters. And who knows where that jackpot will go? We’re only halfway through the year, we already saw three Powerball jackpots of more than $100 million; things could have been worse. Still, we are all eagerly waiting for that new world jackpot record – and our money is on the Powerball lottery to break the current Mega Millions record. Will it happen this year? We’ll keep you posted, as always!
Play Powerball in the UK
You do know you can play Powerball right from your UK homes, right? Because of you didn’t, then it is our duty as an official Powerball portal in the UK to inform you of this fact! America’s biggest jackpots are just a click away – you can actually play Powerball online from any place in the world, even from your smartphone! And if you start playing today you get a free ticket with your first purchase! So come on, jump in and bring the next US Powerball jackpot home to the United Kingdom!