The US Powerball jackpot for tonight’s draw is back to its starting amount of a generous $40 million! Will it roll over to Saturday or will there be a lucky ticket holder like the person who won last Saturday’s huge jackpot of $130 million?
The winning numbers from
Saturday the 16thwere 10, 29, 37, 44, 59 and the Powerball was 10. Powerball,
which used to be the “little sister” lottery to the dominant Mega Millions,
underwent some changes in 2012. The alterations have made the US Powerball a
major lottery in the States, known for some of the hugest jackpot prizes in the
world! In the first year alone after making these changes, 50 out of 104
jackpots that were awarded were worth over $100 million! Way to reinvent
It may sound ridiculous,
but some lottery winners actually lose out on their winnings, having not claimed
their prize within the time restraint. It’s unusual but it isn’t unheard of at
all. A secondary prize winner in Oklahoma with a prize worth $1 million has yet
to come forward!
What’s really great about
the US lotteries is that a percentage of ticket sales gets donated to education
funding. More than $2.9 billion has been raised for education programmes and
other community necessities all over the U.S. Profits made from the Powerball
lottery in particular are assigned to causes for the state in which it is
played. For example, in Connecticut about half of the proceeds are donated to
education. Arizona assigns to mass transportation, Kansas receives funding for
economic development, Montana funds school aid and crime control, the senior
citizens and state parks are maintained in West Virginia and Wisconsin receives
property tax relief.
You can also be a part of the funding supplied by Powerball Lottery ticket sales – just visit PlayUSALotteries.com and register to play lotteries online!