Last night's USA Powerball draw had the third largest jackpot in history with an amazing $524 Million up for grabs.
The winning numbers from the 6 Jan 2016 draw were as follows: 2,11,47,62,63 and the Powerball picked was 17.
Nobody was able to match all 6 numbers and so the USA Powerball jackpot rolled over to a world-record $700 Million. The draw for the record $700 Million jackpot will take place this Saturday, the 9th of January, tickets available online here.
Before the new record-breaking jackpot for Saturday's draw was announced, the world record belonged to the USA Megamillions jackpot of $656 Million from the draw dated March 30, 2012.
But after a long 4 year wait, that record has finally been broken! The previous record jackpot was shared amongst 3 winning tickets from Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.
The two massive American draws, the USA Powerball and the MegaMillions, are often in competition to see who can get the largest jackpots.
The record for the largest jackpot won from a single ticket is held by the USA Powerball. Florida pensioner Gloria McKenzie was the lucky lady who walked away with a monster $590.5 Million jackpot on the 18th of May 2013.
The USA Powerball now holds both records for having the largest jackpot win for a single ticket as well as the largest lottery jackpot in history.
When a jackpot reaches this size, everybody wants to get their name in the history books and the size of the queues are unbelievable. Our own American ticket purchasers Martin can attain to this as they've been extra busy this week printing out your orders and getting pushed and shoved in the queues in the process of purchasing your tickets.
As a result of the chaos, Powerball ticket sales will be closing a few hours earlier than usual for this record-breaking draw. We highly advise that you don't wait until the last minute to order your tickets.
1. Buy your lottery tickets in advance
2. Buy single lottery tickets and syndicate shares to increase your chances of winning big!
3. Don't be afraid to use the quick pick function, over 80% of lottery winning tickets use some sort of random number generator.
The most drawn numbers in the history of USA Powerball are as follows:
26, 41, 22, 16 and 42 as the PowerBall
Please note this is not a winning combination of lottery numbers, it is just statistics. You can use them but there is no guarantee that they will win. We'll have to wait until Saturday to see what the winning numbers are for the record-breaking $700 Million USA Powerball. Get your tickets now!
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