Powerball Skyrockets to $610 Million After No Winners in Last Drawing

by Amanda Glover

There’s still a chance you could be a multi-millionaire. No one has won the massive Powerball jackpot. That means an eventual winner will land a massive fortune.

While the odds of winning any prize are around 1 of 25, the odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million. But hey, there’s still a chance!

The next Powerball lottery prize today will be worth $610 million. Let that sink in while fantasizing about what you’d do with the money if you were lucky enough to win. This is a top-10 jackpot in Powerball’s history. The total has been raised due to no one matching all six numbers in the last drawing.

Monday night’s winning numbers were 2, 13, 32, 33, 48, and the Powerball 22. According to May Scheve Reardon, Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director, the last drawing rewarded over 1.8 million people with a cash prize.

According to Powerball’s website, three tickets matched five digits to win seven-figure prizes. This includes one in Montana worth close to $2 million. The other two tickets sold in Connecticut and Texas were worth nearly $1 million. *Sigh* That’s the dream right there.

Since a ticket sold in Morro Bay, California hit all six numbers three months ago, no one has done such a thing since. This ticket rewarded the winner with $699 million.

The next drawing is 8:00 pm today. This is the 7th largest winning in the history of the lottery. Officials claim there will be an option to take a one-time payment of $434.2 million. What would you guys do, Outsiders?

Due to large lottery ticket sales, the grand prize raised from $575 million to $610 million. The largest prize ever won happened in January 2016. The prize reached $1.586 billion and was shared by winners in Florida, California, and Tennessee.

Chocolate Milk Led to a $1 Million Powerball Win

Can you guys imagine the disappointment if Virginia’s father’s children weren’t craving chocolate that day?

According to CNN, Dennis Willoughby of North Chesterfield, Virginia only went into that convenience store because his children wanted chocolate milk. After grabbing the milk, he decided it was also a grand time to purchase a scratch-off lottery ticket. Good move, Denny.

The $1 million Platinum Jackpot was a top prize winner. Willoughby ended up scoring the second of three total top-prize winning tickets.

The lucky father has one of two options for claiming his reward. He could claim a one-time cash payment of $640,205 before taxes, or claim the full $1 million prize over a period of 30 years.

Yeah. . . . .no. As Jerry McGuire says: “Show me the money!” As CNN states, Virginia agrees. The majority of the state’s residents would rather receive the winning prize ASAP.