Brace yourselves – the asteroid that narrowly missed the Earth back in September is coming back for another pot shot. Experts have estimated that the chance of the planet getting hit by Asteroid 2013 TV135 in 2032 is “better than that of winning the Powerball”. However, with twelve Powerball jackpots won and zero Extinction Level Events so far this year, we at LotteryWorld think these experts should check their facts!
Although the odds of winning the jackpot seem incredible at 1 in 175,223,510, the simple fact is that players do win. Although last night’s results saw no one match all six numbers for the ninth time in a row, we’d remind players that it has only been a little over a month since an anonymous man from South Carolina secured a whopping $399.4 million jackpot after he purchased a handful of Powerball tickets instead of the hotdog buns he originally went to buy!
Despite no one winning Saturday’s $186 million jackpot, six lucky players from California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Pennsylvania did manage to match five main numbers to win $1 million each (the Californian winner took home $541,955 due to the pari-mutuel prize system).
Saturday’s rollover means that the Wednesday jackpot is estimated at an incredible $216 million, which is the tenth time so far this year that the Powerball jackpot has rocketed past the $200 million barrier.
So, in the unlikely event that astronomers are right and the asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, don’t let that put you off buying your Powerball tickets – as $216 million would buy a heck of an end of world party for 2032!
Mega Millions News
Don’t forget, the first Mega Millions draw incorporating the new changes takes place this Tuesday, with a jackpot of $55 million at stake. The new format offers larger starting top prizes, faster growing jackpots and better odds of winning a prize all for the same tiny price of $1! You can read more about the Mega Millions here.
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Updated April 7th, 2016