Hey, Outsiders. Do you need some extra cash? How does $670 million sound? If you buy a lottery ticket this week, you have a chance of winning that much.
That’s right, the Powerball pot has reached $670 million dollars, and it’s waiting for a lucky winner to claim the massive prize. Once the jackpot passed $620 million of Friday, it made its way into the record books by being among the top ten highest of all time. Then by Saturday, it stood as the 6th highest with $635 million. After no one claimed the prize after last night’s drawing, the number ballooned to $670 million. And according to Powerball chairperson May Scheve Reardon, there is a reason the jackpot is starting to climb so quickly.
“When the jackpot reaches this level, we have more players jumping into the game, so we are continuously reviewing ticket sales to provide an up-to-date jackpot estimate,” she said. “We want players to enjoy playing Powerball and that means playing responsibly.”
The last time Sam Arlen pulled six winning numbers was on June 5, 2021, when a Florida ticket was traded in for $285.6 million. Since then, there have been 40 drawings without a Grand Prize winner.
But remember, if you’re lucky enough to win after Wednesday’s drawing, you won’t put all $670 million in the bank. The government still takes its cut. The ticket’s cash value is only $450 million. But we still think that’s enough for one person. And remember, the chances of cashing is are very low. The odds are 1 in 292.2 million.
Deceased Man with a Winning Lottery Ticket Washes Ashore in Michigan
On Friday morning, Huron County police found a deceased Michigan man who washed up on a local beach. And he was carrying a winning lottery ticket. Though the story sounds suspicious, an autopsy report found no signs of foul play.
Fox News identified the man as 57-year-old Gregory Jarvis. Jarvis had won $45,000 last month while playing “The Jack” at the Blue Water Inn in Caseville, MI, last month. But he was unable to cash in his ticket because of issues with his social security card.
However, that didn’t stop him from celebrating. A few days after realizing he won the lottery, he went back to the Blue Water Inn and bought everyone in the bar a round of drinks. And Jarvis was not seen alive again.
The situation prompted authorities to look into the possibility of foul play, but the Huron Country coroner concluded that Jarvis’s death was accidental. The report round that he lost his footing and his head while tying up his boat. He then fell into the water and drowned.
Following the autopsy, however, the theory authorities provided claims Jarvis had been tying up his boat when he lost his footing. He proceeded to then hit his head and fell into the water.