Powerball Jackpot Hits $545 Million After Rollover Record
The Powerball jackpot has climbed into the top 10 of all time after going without a winner since June 5th. There have now been a record 37 rollovers since the last time the grand prize was won.
The ‘Love You More Trust’, from Florida, banked $285 million on June 5th and claimed the money a few weeks later. There have been big changes to the game since then, with a Monday drawing introduced in August and Double Play also launched in several states.
The jackpot has continued to grow, starting at $20 million and gathering pace in recent draws. It has now passed $500 million and is set to accelerate even quicker until someone matches all the numbers.
In the 29-year history of Powerball, there have never been so many consecutive draws without a winner. The previous record was set earlier this year, when it took 35 rollovers to produce a jackpot of $731 million. A group from Maryland, known as The Power Pack, claimed the giant prize.
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There is still a long way to go until the Powerball jackpot gets close to the highest of all time, which was set back in 2016. On that occasion, there were 19 rollovers before a grand prize of $1.58 billion was split between three tickets. The lucky winners were from California, Florida and Tennessee.
The biggest payout to a single ticket came in March 2019, when Wisconsin’s Manuel Franco was the only player to match all the numbers in a $768 million drawing. Franco was just 24 years old and said he was looking forward to ‘helping out the world’.
Go to the Biggest Winners page to find out about the largest jackpots to have been given away in Powerball. The Winners page also has statistics on the most successful states, plus a list of every jackpot won.
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Page Last Updated: 9/27/2021 10:38:39 AM