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Less than three months after a Florida lady succeeded the biggest Powerball jackpot ever before, the current reward for Wednesday’s illustration has actually reached roughly $400 million.

No one struck the Powerball pot on Saturday, so the cash has rolled over to produce the third-largest Powerball reward ever before and the fourth-largest lotto prize on record. In May, Gloria Mackenzie, of Zephyrhills, Fla., claimed the biggest Powerball prize of all time, a $590.5 million windfall. The 84-year-old female chose the lump-sum payment, eventually walking away with even more than $278 million after taxes.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45; the Powerball was 15.

Powerball tickets doubled in rate to $2 in January 2012 as part of a plan to assist pots grow bigger and much faster. And once those prizes reach astronomical levels, ticket sales skyrocket, causing them to reach even higher levels in an issue of days.

If Wednesday’s reward doesn’t leading $400 million, a single winner choosing the cash option would gather $230.3 million prior to taxes. But no matter the number of individuals play the game, the probabilities of matching all six numbers continues to be 1 in 175.2 million.

Half of the $2 cost of a Powerball ticket goes towards the prizes, while the rest is destined for each state’s lottery organization. Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each state that participates in the game chooses ways to utilize the money. Some states earmark the cash for a certain function, such as education, while others utilize it in their general funds.

Mackenzie, meanwhile, reportedly bought a 6,300-square-foot, five-bedroom house in June in a gated golf links community in southeast Jacksonville, Fla. She paid $ 1.175 million, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

 

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The midweek jackpot remains below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman. But as it stands, it would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the fourth-largest lottery prize on 

 

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Philly.comPowerball jackpot fourth biggest in US historyFox NewsHere we grow again. Less than three months after a Florida woman won the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, the current prize for Wednesday’s drawing has reached roughly $400 million. No on …

 

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