Powerball jackpot jumps to $700 million, the second-largest in United States history

Eight unclaimed winning tickets that were sold in south-central Kansas between December 21 and Monday are worth a combined $50,258, according lottery records. However, the officials did not mention the exact location.

Nearly a million additional players won prizes totaling more than $135 million, according to game officials.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot was up to an estimated $700 million, the second largest jackpot in history.

The jackpot is the second-largest in USA history.

“The usual stuff. You take care of the people that you love, then you take care of the things you probably should’ve been taking care of for the last few years”, said Bill Wilson. That left players with a greater chance of winning the small tiered prizes and a lower chance of winning the jackpot. “We’ll check those tickets for you, redeem the winnings and credit your account”. Here is a list of states along with the validity period, as the number varies according to the state.

The last time a Powerball jackpot was paid out was June 10, when $447.8 million was awarded to a single victor in California.

And if there’s no victor, the prize balloons too a cool $1 billion. While the odds are not in your favor at a 1 in 292 million, or.0000003%, chance of winning, many San Angelo area residents are rolling the dice and shelling out the dough for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

30-year annuity: You will take home the entire $700 million jackpot, split up into 30 annual payments.

“You’re going to be in the top tax bracket, which is a little over 40 percent federal and six percent state”, He says. However, a larger prize attracts more players and that means more number combinations are selected, so the probability increases that one or more people will buy winning tickets. Remember, you must match all five white balls drawn and the red Powerball to win the jackpot.

For the Powerball, the most overdue numbers include 34, 6, 25, 27, 52, 56 and 31.

Reuters            A screen displays the value of the Powerball jackpot at a store in New York City on Tuesday