The odds of winning a Powerball Jackpot on Wednesday night were 1 in 292,200,000. However, the two Powerball tickets sold in California and Wisconsin all earned $ 632.6 million. 7th largest jackpot in Powerball history..
According to the lottery website, winners can split the $ 632.6 million jackpot or choose $ 450.2 million in cash. The winning number of the jackpot on January 5th is 6, 14, 25, 33, 46 and Powerball was 17... The power play multiplier was 2.
by California State Lottery, One of the winning tickets was sold at Seven-Eleven in Sacramento, California.
In addition to the two jackpot winners, the other 14 tickets won a $ 1 million prize by matching all five white balls. The two tickets sold in Florida and Georgia each had Powerplay, which earned $ 2 million.
Meanwhile, $ 1 million winning tickets were sold in Arizona, California, Florida (3), Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (2) and Texas.
The jackpot will be reset to $ 20 million on Saturday’s draw.
Powerball hasn’t been won since the California lottery player won the $ 699.8 million jackpot in October. There were 39 straight draws without winning the jackpot.
If you weren’t the winner on Wednesday night, do your best next time. However, the odds are so low that there are many more things that are likely to happen to you than winning the lottery. Here are some:
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Search for pearls from oyster shells
Have you ever dreamed of taking an oyster out of its shell and finding a pearl in it? There are few chances, but you are more likely to find a pearl than to win millions right away.In fact, there is a 1 in 12,000 chance According to Spey Luxury jewelry company.
Find a four-leaf clover
If you search enough, you may find a four-leaf clover and secure your luck in winning the jackpot. John Fret, a professor of landscape gardening and director of the University of Delaware Botanical Gardens, said: 1 / 10,000 chance Of finding a four-leaf clover. However, there is no guarantee that it will help you win the lottery in the future.
Be hit by a lightning strike
Often, when someone talks about winning a lottery jackpot, they say they are more likely to be hit by a lightning strike than someone to win all that money. They are not wrong.by National Weather Service, If someone lives to be 80 years old, the chance of being struck by lightning is 1 in 15,300.
Hole-in-one, or 2
Good news, golfers. The average player is (much) more likely to win an ace than to win a lottery jackpot.National Hole in One Registry Set the odds from 12,000 to 1.
In fact, the odds of sinking two hole-in-one (67 million to 1) in the same round are better than winning a jackpot.
Have conjoined twins
Females are more likely to have conjoined twins than to win a powerball jackpot.Conjoined twins make up about 1 in 1 Births from 50,000 to 60,000, According to the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital.
Death from vending machine
One day, when I try to get a bag of chips from a vending machine, the next thing I know is that it’s off. According to Amram Shapiro, author of The Book of Odds, the chances of people being killed in a vending machine-related incident are one in 112 million.
Asteroids colliding with the earth
The idea that an asteroid hits Earth is scary enough, but the fact that it’s more likely to be killed by an asteroid than winning the lottery is scary. According to the National Safety Council, Americans have a 1 in 75,000 chance of dying from a global collision asteroid strike.
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