There are a lot of interesting facts about one of the most famous lotteries in the world one of which is the Powerball lottery in the United States.
One of the big factors about the Powerball is the huge payouts. So far, the record has been $1.5 billion that was shared between three players.
Everyone interested in the Powerball lottery has big dreams about winning it. The odds of this are staggering with it being estimated that having the winning power ball numbers is one in 17,522,310. But at the same time, there are plenty who have beaten these odds and have become mega Powerball winners.
One can only guess what the ticket sales are for each of the Powerball lottery balls. For example, if the jackpot is two million, then it is estimated that there would have to be about fifty million tickets sold.
States with Most Wins
As the draws for the Powerball continue the statistics and facts will change. However, past stats show that Indiana has the highest number of winners for the Powerball lottery.
There are some who love to study the winning numbers for the lottery wins. When it comes to the Powerball, all indicators are that the top five main draw numbers are as follows:
There are options as to how top winners want to receive their winnings. Some choose to go with the annuity option. This is comprised of 30 payments spread out over twenty-nine years. However, more money is received this way. The annuity payout will increase by five percent for each year.
Reducing the Odds
For those who have plenty of money, it would be possible to buy all the winning combinations for the Powerball. It has been estimated that doing this would cost $584 million.