Record Poweball Jackpot Winnner
FOX 47 News
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From the looks of our facebook page, there are no new millionaires in Mid-Michigan. One viewer scored a 12-dollar payout for Saturday's powerbal drawing, and our producer won four dollars. Just to put it in perspective: 9 people in Michigan were able to match 4 white balls and the powerball for a ten-thousand dollar prize. 369 people are a hundred dollars richer for matching 4 white balls. Nearly ten-thousand folks have an extra seven dollars, and over a-hundred-twenty-one-thousand people matched just the powerball, for a 4 dollar reward.
One ticket matched all six numbers, and it was sold in Florida. The winner hasn't come forward yet. One lone ticket in Zephyr Hills, Florida matched all six numbers, bagging the highest powerball jackpot in history. The jackpot produced a 590-and a-half million dollar payday for some lucky person or persons.
The chances of winning are one in 175.2 million. Such long shot odds didn't deter people across the country who lined up to try their luck. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in a suburb of Tampa. But no one has come forward to claim their winnings, yet nonetheless, once the lucky winner steps forward to collect the cash, he, she or they would walk away with a lump sum of $282,675,000.