Powerball: A lucky man wins 2 billion in the lottery

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AmericaCalifornia man wins $2 billion lottery

Powerball produced its first billionaire on Tuesday. In California, one winner won $2.04 billion, a world record after months without a big winner.

The lucky winner will get to choose to receive the full amount in payments spread over three decades or a lump sum payment of up to $997.6 million.

AFP

A California player has won $2.04 billion in the lottery, the official Powerball website announced Tuesday, a world record after months without a big winner. Powerball A winning ticket containing the numbers 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and 10 has been recognized across the United States. “California Lottery Makes First Billionaire in Its History!” “The lucky ticket was sold at a Joe’s Service Center gas station in Altadena,” the California Lottery tweeted Tuesday. (Hint: North of Los Angeles)“.

According to Powerball estimates, the lucky winner will have to choose between receiving the entire amount in payments over three decades or a lump sum payment of up to $997.6 million.

Forty prints

As of Monday night, 40 consecutive draws had produced no big winners, pushing the jackpot to more than $2 billion. The jackpot sparked gambling fever across America, and the draw scheduled for Monday evening had to be delayed by several hours because the lottery in one of the participating states requested more time to process its data. Tweet from the California Lottery.

The odds of hitting the jackpot by buying a $2 ticket are only one in 292.2 million. By comparison, according to US health officials, the probability of being struck by lightning is one in a million.

(AFP)

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