Millions Get Ready For Record Breaking Day In New York
Today could be a day that someone in New York dreams come true.
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Over the weekend, many New Yorkers dreamt about what they would do if they won the $1.6 Billion dollar Powerball Jackpot. Mansions, fast cars, personal chefs, and more were all on the minds of New Yorkers before the Powerball drawing Saturday night.
All those dreams were dashed as no winning tickets were sold on Saturday night. Of course, that now means that the jackpot has now grown to the largest jackpot in Lottery history.
Tonight's Powerball Jackpot is now estimated to be around $1.9 Billion dollars, which is around $300 million dollars more than the previous record jackpot amount.
Here is a look at the current Top 5 largest Lottery Jackpots that have been awarded.
$768.4 million Powerball jackpot - Only One winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin for the Powerball drawing on March 27, 2019. 24-year-old Manuel Franco took home the $768.4 million dollar jackpot.
$1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot - One lucky ticket sold in Michigan matched all six winning numbers in a Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 22, 2021. That jackpot was valued at $1.05 billion. 4 people who were part of a lottery club claimed the grand prize.
$1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot - Once again only one ticket was sold for this billion-dollar jackpot. It was sold at a gas station in a Chicago suburb on July 29, 2022.
$1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot - There was only a single winner for the 2nd largest jackpot in lottery history. The winning ticket was sold in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.
$1.586 billion Powerball jackpot - The largest jackpot in Lottery history was split three ways as three winning tickets were sold for the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing. The winning tickets were sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
If someone wins tonight's Powerball Jackpot, it will be the largest in Lottery history.
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