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Powerball Jackpot is a Potential Life-Changer

Powerball Jackpot is a Potential Life-ChangerThe Powerball jackpot available to players this evening (Saturday 23rd March 2013) is a potential life-changer for anyone who succeeds in matching all of the numbers required to win it. Of course, it could be argued – and rightly so – that all lottery jackpots have life-changing potential, but the Powerball jackpot is currently in a very different league to the sums offered in other games. Thanks to rollovers in each of the last twelve draws, tonight’s jackpot will be worth around $ 320 million, and as any seasoned lottery player will know, top prizes of that magnitude don’t come along every week!

The last time any Powerball jackpot was won was on Wednesday 6th February 2013, when one ticket that had been purchased at Richmond International Airport in Virginia scooped a top prize worth $ 217 million. That was the first and only jackpot win of 2013 thus far, and with the jackpot this evening standing $ 103 million taller, players are understandably keen to see lottery lightning strike for the second time this year.

All advertised Powerball jackpot sums assume that the winner will opt to take the prize in the form of 30 annual payments, but any winner would also have the option to take a cash lump sum instead. The estimated value of the cash option for anyone who matches all five main numbers plus the Powerball number tonight is $ 198.3 million. Whilst that isn’t the biggest cash lump sum that has been won in the game (one Powerball ticket took a cash lump sum of $ 223 million in August 2012) it isn’t far off by any means. Whilst we’re on the subject of Powerball lottery history, the biggest advertised jackpot (annuity sum) won by a single ticket was worth $ 365 million in February 2006, and the biggest advertised jackpot ever (it was shared by two tickets) was worth $ 587.5 million in November 2012. You can find out more about Powerball game by vising alottery.com.

Put tonight’s $ 320 million jackpot in a historical context and it sits squarely in the top ten (in sixth position, to be more precise) of the biggest advertised Powerball jackpots of all time. Winning the amount currently on offer would make the lucky ticket owner one of the richest people in the world – and they wouldn’t have had to work for a penny of it!

Good luck to those of you who will be playing for the $ 320 million Powerball jackpot this evening, and may you turn the life-changing potential of the draw into a bankable reality!

Written by Lottie McDonald

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Page Last Updated: 23/03/2013 09:10:05

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