The maxi jackpot of over a billion dollars won in California: it is one of the highest in history

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«One in a thousand makes it», sang Gianni Morandi in 1985. An overly optimistic forecast, when compared with the probability of winning the richest lottery in the world: just one in over 292 million. It’s about the Powerballsavailable in 45 US states out of 50. Yet this did not discourage the very lucky player who on Wednesday won the maxi jackpot up for grabs: well $1.08 billion – 970 thousand euros, at current exchange rates – or the sixth highest jackpot ever in the country with stars and stripes (for the moment, the 2.04 billion won last November 21st are unattainable). A joy for too Nabor Herrerathe owner of the Los Angeles convenience store where the nine-figure coupon was sold, which by regulation it will be up to one commission of one million dollars: “I will use them to invest in other stores and to take my wife and children on vacation,” said ai local media.

7, 13, 10, 24, 11 and 24 again (the “Powerball” which gives its name to the game): these are the numbers destined to change the life of the unknown winner, who will now have to decide how to collect the money. Indeed, he will be able to receive 516.8 million in a single solution or collect the full billion in annual payments for the next thirty years (in both cases before taxes). It was since the April 19 draw that no one had guessed the right combination: hence the gradual achievement of a jackpot of this magnitude. «Congratulations to our new winner!exulted the executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery Drew Svitko, psevering that only twice in the history of the competition had a similar figure been reached. For more than 30 years, Powerball has brought people together to dream big and win big, and in doing so it has raised billions of dollars for good causes.

July 20, 2023 (change July 20, 2023 | 7:47 pm)

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