Winning Powerball ticket for $2.04 billion jackpot sold in USA

Winning Powerball ticket for $2.04 billion jackpot sold in USA

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One winning ticket was sold at a Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California, for the record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot. The odds of winning were 1 in 292.2 million.

While you likely weren't the jackpot winner, you could have won one of the other $98.1 million prizes.

The jackpot was so large that California lottery officials taped a 'B' onto signs that read, 'Millionaire made here'.

The winner of the lottery was a gas station owner from Syria, who was awarded $1 million for being the retailer who sold the winning ticket.

The Minnesota Lottery announced its sales verification system caused a processing delay, prompting the postponement of the drawing.

The Multi-State Lottery Association said all 48 participating lotteries must submit their sales and plays before the winning numbers can be selected.

Powerball is eager to hold its drawing for the world record jackpot, but is urging players to hold on to their tickets.

The Powerball was changed to a 59-number system in 2015, meaning that gamblers have better odds of winning small prizes but worse odds of winning the jackpot.

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