Powerball reached USD 1.55 billion, the third largest accumulation in its history

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The next Powerball drawing this Monday will register the third largest prize pool in the history of this lottery. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The lottery of powerball this Saturday reached the juicy figure of USD 1,550 million Dollarsafter the lottery number 34 without a winner of the Jackpot.

This is the third accumulated highest in the history of lottery and ranks as the fourth largest in the history of lotteries in the USAaccording to reports from Univision.

Despite there being no winner for the Jackpotthere were some significant successes in the last runoff, with ten tickets that managed to match five white balls, granting their holders a prize of USD 1 million Dollars.

The last drawing awarded ten prizes worth $1 million each. (Archive)
The last drawing awarded ten prizes worth $1 million each. (Archive)

During the year 2023, there have been four people in USA lucky enough to win the Jackpot of the powerballthe last of them took home the accumulated sum of USD 1,000 million Dollars last July 19.

It was preceded by a winner of the state of Ohio who won USD 252.6 million from Dollars in April and another in Virginia who won a prize of USD 162.6 million Dollars in March, according to the chain Telemundo.

The award structure of this lottery is set out in nine ways to win, with the Jackpot awarded by achieving an exact match of the five white balls and the powerball red.

To win the jackpot it is necessary to match the five white balls and the red Powerball. (REUTERS)
To win the jackpot it is necessary to match the five white balls and the red Powerball. (REUTERS)

Players must choose five numbers from 1 to 59 and a sixth number from 1 to 26 corresponding to the red ball. Numbers can be selected manually in a ticket or be randomly generated by the lottery machine.

According to data from the organization of the powerball, the chance of a lucky player hitting the jackpot is just 1 in 292.2 million. A risk that for many is worth taking for only USD 2 Dollars the cost of tickets distributed in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of USA.

If a person rises with the Jackpot This Monday, October 9, you could receive a single cash payment of USD 679.8 million Dollars or choose to receive the full amount of the USD 1,550 million Dollarsdivided into annual payments for 29 years.

The winner's residence influences the final amount they take, with variations in state taxes on lottery prizes. (REUTERS)
The winner's residence influences the final amount they take, with variations in state taxes on lottery prizes. (REUTERS)

Both options are before federal and state taxeswhich vary depending on the state in which the winner resides, with only eight that do not charge taxes on lottery winnings, including: California, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

On the other hand, the states of the American Union which have the highest tax rates for business profits lotteryaccording to data from Telemundo Miami They are: New York (10.9%), New Jersey (10.75%), Washington, DC (10.75%), Oregon (9.9%) and Minnesota (9.85%).

The next draw of powerballwhich will be number 35 waiting for a winner of the Jackpotwill take place this Monday at 11:00 p.m. local time Miami.

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