Powerball jackpot climbs to $1.5 billion but two Californians walk away millionaires
A man looks at his winning Powerball ticket as he stands with his wife in New York.
The jackpots on four of the six majorlottery games hit the record$1.5billion for the sixth-largest prize on record.
The jackpot onPowerball was $1.485billion, matching the record for the biggest prize in history.
The three other major lottery games also claimed records: TheLotto jackpot was $1.18billion, the Powerball jackpot was$1.188billion and the Mega Millions jackpot was$1.15billion.
But in a twist, there are no winners out of the eight million jackpot prizes on the six majorlottery games.
The National Lottery has now set aside $10million to share the remaining jackpots.
There’s almost 1million people who have won $1billion in the top prize on thePowerball ticket.
To help them celebrate, people in California have begun celebrating with a game ofPowerball in the state.
And a local man has also gained a piece of the $1.5billion.
A man looks at his winning Powerball ticket as he stands with his wife in New York. The jackpots on four of the six majorlottery games hit the record$1.5billion for the sixth-largest prize on record. This is the second year in a row the lottery has won the National Lottery.
The numbers for the $1.2billion Powerball jackpot rolled two and three and made a total of 15, which gave the lucky winner a $20million jackpot. Three other numbers were rolled on the Powerball and made a total of 12, for a $2million jackpot.
One winning Powerball ticket for a $2million prize was sold in a New York City store, and two winning tickets for $1.5billion were sold in Massachusetts