The sporting possibilities on the one hand and lack of luck, on the other hand, will pose new opportunities for lottery players to get another chance to win the Powerball jackpot, which amounts to $ 730 million on Wednesday night, which will again be on the line.
The Powerball prize is the fifth-largest prize money ever, and it has been put forward to competitors again, just one day after no winners were registered for the “Millionaire Grand Prix”, which is now worth $ 970 million.
This is the first time that the lottery prizes have exceeded $ 700 million. The biggest prize was the $ 1.58 billion Powerball prize, which three people won in 2016.
No one has won any of the major prizes since mid-September, which has allowed the awards to grow steadily for several months. Such a long span without a winner is rare but it also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning – one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one out of 302.5 million for a million jackpot.
Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carol Gentry said Tuesday night’s “Millionaire Grand Prix” draw saw sales of $ 260 million, covering 36 percent of all potential number combinations.
The prices listed are for winners who choose the annuity option, and they are payable over a period of 30 years. Most of the winners choose the cash prizes, which amount to $ 716.3 million for the “Millionaire Grand Prize” and $ 546 million for the “Powerball” lottery. These awards are also subject to federal taxes.
Both the Millionaire Jackpot and the Powerball are played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball is also found in Puerto Rico.
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