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Powerball Mania Drives Jackpot to $1.5 Billion | Fireman Mike | Old Town Post

 

Powerball Jackpot mania has driven the jackpot up to $1.5 billion.  A lump sum cash payout would be $930,000,000

The next drawing will be Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 10:59 p.m. This jackpot has more than doubled the biggest jackpot in history. Here is a recap of the largest lottery jackpots in history:

10. $390 million (Mega Millions) 3/6/2007

Winning tickets sold in Georgia and New Jersey.


9. $399.4 million (Powerball) 9/18/2013

Winning ticket sold in South Carolina.


8. $414 million (Mega Millions) 3/18/2014

Winning tickets sold in Maryland and Florida.


7. $425.4 million (Powerball) 2/19/2014

6. $448.4 million (Powerball) 8/7/2013

Winning tickets sold in New Jersey (2) and Minnesota.


5. $564.1 million (Powerball) 2/11/2015

Winning tickets were sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.


4. $587.5 million (Powerball) 11/28/2012

Winning tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona.


3. $590.5 million (Powerball) 5/18/2013

Winning ticket sold in Florida.


2. $648 million (Mega Millions) 12/17/2013

Winning tickets sold in Georgia and California.


1. $656 million (Mega Millions) 3/30/2012

Winning tickets sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.


 

The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338.  Your odds of getting attacked by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million.

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