[April Fool’s!] USA Powerball Drops the Bomb: Will Launch 1 Billion Yearly Jackpot
Have you been praying for more opportunities to win the Powerball jackpot? It seems that the gods have listened, and one of the biggest lotteries has now announced an even more spectacular opportunity than ever before.
Are you on the edge of your seat? Are you ready to become a billionaire?
We thought so! Here’s everything you need to know about the new Powerball annual jackpot that’s bound to turn into the biggest lottery news of the year (maybe even the decade?).
The Brand New Powerball Lottery Jackpot That Will Change Your Life
The most beloved lottery in the US already has an excellent reputation due to the massive jackpots that some people have managed to win through years. The Powerball jackpot often exceeds 150 million US dollars, and the most significant amount won to date is 1.5 billion dollars.
Now listen up, Powerball has announced yet another fantastic opportunity that will get lottery fans from across the globe ecstatic. Each year, Powerball will be holding a special Thanksgiving Day drawing with a guaranteed Powerball payout of one billion dollars.
That’s correct – you now have one chance each year to become a billionaire if you guess the Powerball winning numbers.
The rules of the game haven’t changed for the special Powerball drawing. You will still have to guess the Powerball numbers – five main digits in the range from one to 69 and a Powerball number from one to 26.
Apart from the massive guaranteed jackpot, the special Powerball drawing will also distribute an array of other prizes. There will be the lower award tiers that will distribute the money among the winners. On top of that, the official press release states that additional surprises are to be anticipated. Forums and communities are already buzzing with people considering the distribution of additional rewards like cars, motorcycles, and expensive home appliances.
A Chance to Give Back to the Community
Powerball executive director Mark Michalko gave The New York Times a detailed interview, speaking of the latest game-changer that the lottery has launched this year.
According to Michalko, the one-billion-dollar annual drawing provides a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community and boost the popularity of lotteries in the US even further.
“Since 1992, Powerball has inspired people and has given them a chance to quickly transform their lives by becoming an instant millionaire. On top of that, 35 percent of all ticket sales go to support the good causes supported by lotteries in the US. In an attempt to raise some additional funds while also giving our most dedicated fans a chance to win big, we’ve launched the Thanksgiving drawing, and we plan to turn it into a regular annual event,” Michalko said.
The Powerball execute director also said that the new drawing is anticipated to become a major success, breaking ticket sales records and getting a large percentage of the population involved in the game.
“Ticket sales will remain at the current two dollars, even though the Thanksgiving prize pool is going to be much larger than what Powerball typically distributes,” Michalko said. “We anticipate such a massive increase in interest that we’ll get to cover for the brand new initiative through the ticket sales fund,” he concluded.
It’s All in the Numbers
There are numerous reasons why Powerball is one of the most beloved lotteries in the world.
Even when the jackpot is relatively low, an average of 30 million tickets is sold per Powerball drawing. The Powerball lottery jackpot holds the promise of life change. The hope and the dream of an immediate transformation are the things that keep people looking forward to the Powerball next drawing.
Since its launch, Powerball has created 3,700 millionaires, and we believe that the new Thanksgiving drawing will also boost the number of billionaires (as of now, only one regular jackpot has exceeded the one-billion-dollars mark).
Of all people who have won a Powerball prize, 99 percent report that they continue playing regularly. Of these people 77 percent firmly believe that they’re going to win again – that’s the spirit
Yes, the Powerball is known for some of the toughest odds out there. But there has been more than one amazing story of people defying statistics and mathematics in real life. While the odds are roughly one in 350 billion, a family from Tipton managed to win big Powerball awards three times. Their cumulative prizes have added up to 3.25 million dollars. Patience and perseverance do pay off!
So, What are You Waiting for?
Powerball officials announced that they will soon reveal the date on which the special drawing tickets will become available.
The chances are that additional information about the billion-dollar-drawing and its rules will be provided in the summer of 2020.
We’re truly excited about this new development, and we’ll keep you posted as additional details come along. For the time being, you can work on improving your Powerball gameplay. What numbers are you going to choose? Will you stick to significant dates, or will you employ a more scientific approach to cracking the lottery code?
With one billion dollars on the line, these are questions that you have to start thinking about right now. If you play the cards right, you could be in for a massive life-changing experience!
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