Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot in the States has swelled to an estimated $1.3 billion, the largest ever in the world!
The jackpot is so big that billboards around the country have to advertise the price as $999 million because they’re not built to show billions.
Even moreso, no one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, so the jackpot likely will GROW EVEN MORE before the next draw on Wednesday, according to lottery officials.
The odds to win, however are one in 292.2 million…..
A winner would have the option of being paid $1.3 billion through annual payments over 29 years or opting for one $806 million cash payment. But 39.6 per cent of the lump sum would go to federal income taxes. Damn taxes.