Second biggest ever Powerball jackpot has a victor in America

Second biggest ever Powerball jackpot has a victor in America

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Posted by Joseph Streeter
The winner picked up the ticket from a convenience store in Massachusetts

Powerball has announced that a single ticket purchased from a store in Massachusetts has earned its recipient a staggering $758.7 million jackpot.

The Powerball website also declared the win is the second biggest lottery scoop in United States History.

In October 2015, the odds of winning the Powerball decreased when the amount of balls in the draw was increased from 59 to 69, a move that was specifically designed to create a greater number of record breaking jackpots.

This was only one of seven other times that the jackpot has been altered in its 23 year history, something that Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, said was so that the game can continue to be attractive to new players.

44 states have the opportunity to play the the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Totally Gaming says: The World Lottery Association financial results of 2016 indicated that the group’s growth had suffered in 2016 after the company paid out in a record breaking $1.6 billion draw. It will be interesting to see whether a similar type of hangover is replicated in this set of results.

Furthermore, it will also be interesting to see if the company benefited from lure of a big jackpot, by attracting the customers it identifies as ‘jackpot chasers’ those who rush out to get a lottery ticket when the jackpot gets big enough, initial statistics indicate that the company may have felt the benefits of the large jackpot more this time, as recorded sales approaching the draw, in New York alone were recorded at $1 million an hour.

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