/ 10 October 2023

Billion dollar babies


What would you do if you won lotto? It’s a good question to ponder here after a Powerball jackpot in the US has been raised to $1.55 billion (yep, billion with a b) after no one chose the winning numbers in yesterday’s draw. That prize money makes it the 4th-largest ever drawn in America, with billion-dollar draws becoming more common as ticket prices go up and the odds of winning go down. The biggest prize in history – a US$2.04 billion jackpot – was won by Californian man Edwin Castro late last year. The second biggest was a US$1.59 billion pool that saw 3 people pick the winning numbers. As for this prize, officials will have another go at finding a winner today, with officials advising that the odds of winning are one in 292.2 million. May the odds be ever in your favour…

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