Powerball Fever Grips America as Jackpot Exceeds $1 BillionMonday January 11th 2016
Powerball fans are set for lottery pandemonium this week ahead of the drawing on Wednesday January 13th, with the jackpot reaching a record breaking $1.4 billion. That’s right, you did not read that incorrectly, the jackpot really is $1.4 billion!
The Powerball numbers that managed to elude every player this past Saturday were 16, 19, 32, 34 and 57, with 13 drawn as the Powerball; the Power Play number was 3. Following a surge in the number of tickets bought last week, the top prize had climbed to a staggering $900 million ahead of Saturday’s drawing, but with no winners of the top prize the jackpot continues to swell. There was some good news for the 25 players who matched five main balls, as they each took home a cool $1 million. A further 18.3 million players also managed to increase their wealth over the course of the weekend after matching some of the winning line. Visit the Powerball Numbers page for more information about the last draw.
With the Powerball jackpot now past the $1 billion mark, lottery fever is understandably raging as Americans across the land dream of matching those all important numbers and walking away with a ten-figure sum. The lucky winner of this gargantuan prize would find themselves with more money than rappers Jay-Z ($650 million) and Dr Dre ($810 million), golfing legend Tiger Woods ($850 million), Harry Potter author JK Rowling ($1 billion) and former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney ($1.2 billion). Although the fortune wouldn’t quite be enough to make you one of the 100 richest people in the world - you’d need at least $12 billion to achieve that - it would still be a life-changing amount of money.
To be in with a chance of winning this immense fortune, buy your Powerball tickets online, or from any authorized Powerball ticket dealer. Come Wednesday night, you could be the winner of the largest prize in lottery history. Best of luck!