Powerball Frenzy with $1.4 Billion Jackpot

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US-LOTTERY-POWERBALL-LIFESTYLEWhen the Powerball jackpot doesn’t even fit on the board, you know it’s big.

The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.

The prize was already the world’s largest before lottery officials increased it Monday.

And the jackpot could grow even more before Wednesday’s drawing if ticket sales remain intense. Officials review the estimate daily.

No one matched all six Powerball numbers on Motzoei Shabbos, leading to the astronomical prize.

NYU statistics professor Aaron Tenenbein did the math and found there’s only a 1 in 300-million chance of winning it all.

“If you’re an average golfer, you have a better chance of getting two successive holes in one,” he told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez.

He said the only guarantee is buying every single number combination.

“Can you imagine somebody just physically going and buying $292-million tickets? They’d have to spend $5.8-million,” he said.

Since Nov. 4, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point as no one has won the jackpot. Read more at 1010 WINS.

{Matzav.com}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Can you imagine somebody just physically going and buying $292-million tickets? They’d have to spend $5.8-million” they could directly order it from powerball, and even if they had to split the pot 10 ways, they would still make a ton of profit. the thing is, the only people who can afford laying out $5.8 million for a lottery dont need the winnings.

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