US Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

19:25  10 june  2017
19:25  10 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Whopping $435M Powerball jackpot up for grabs

  Whopping $435M Powerball jackpot up for grabs The Powerball jackpot for Saturday has grown to an estimated $435 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $273.1 million. Saturday night’s drawing will be the 20th since the Powerball jackpot was last hit on April 1.

22 drawing -- the 10 th largest in U . S . history . A New Jersey based family purchased the sole winning ticket in last week's 9 million Powerball jackpot . They showed up to collect their winnin

Someone in Indiana won the $ 435 million Powerball jackpot overnight. The winning Feb. There’s a good chance Super Test Store Manager Melinda Carter sold it. “ We have a lot of local people come to us , so we ’re hoping that it’s a local person,” she said.

A customer inspects the Powerball ticket. © Nati Harnik/AP Photo A customer inspects the Powerball ticket. DES MOINES, Iowa — Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Saturday night's drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot.

It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million.

The reason the jackpot has grown so large is that no one has matched all the numbers since April 1.

The estimated prize is based on a winner choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The cash prize would be $273.1 million. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

FBI missed rigged jackpot in 2006 before lottery scheme grew .
Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills. But Tommy Tipton, a Fayette County magistrate, told the FBI that his actions were innocent, if odd: He won the Colorado lottery but couldn't tell his wife because gambling was against their Christian faith. The FBI accepted the story and dropped its inquiry of Tipton, who soon bought a new truck and more property around the town of Flatonia, 110 miles west of Houston.

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