US Powerball Jackpot now $450 million

Published: 11:26 10/02/2015

US Powerball Jackpot now $450 million

If you ever wanted to win really big on a lottery game then now is your chance with a whopping $450 million up for grabs with the US Powerball Jackpot that is next played on Wednesday. This is one of the biggest prizes ever offered by the multi-state lottery.

On last Saturday draw tickets holders did pick up between them around $30 million in lower prizes, however there was no player who qualified for the jackpot. The Powerball jackpot is a twice weekly draw on a Saturday and a Wednesday and usually starts at $40 million and continues to increase in size until at least one player has the winning number.

If a winner chooses to take a cash prize this is always smaller than the main jackpot. After Saturdays draw this has risen to $304.1 million. However, to take the full prize the winner will receive this in regular payments over a 29 year period.

It was in 2013 when a player with a single winning ticket received the biggest Powerball jackpot by the multi-state lottery which was a prize of $590.5 million. Last year saw the Powerball sales reach almost $5 billion sold through over 210,000 lottery terminals.

According to the Associated Press, the last time the Powerball jackpot was this big at $425 million was February 2014.

So if you fancy your chances on being the next BIG winner of the US Powerball then click the link below and get your tickets today!


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