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$336 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Single Person in Rhode Island

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The $336 Million Powerball jackpot was claimed yesterday by a single person in Rhode Island. The winner has not stepped forward yet to claim his / her prize.

Fox 6 reports that Saturday’s Powerball drawing was set at $311 million but lottery sales during the day caused the price to jump up to a $336 million Powerball jackpot. The lone winner’s winning ticket has a cash value of nearly $200 million.

The lone winner matched all of Saturday’s numbers, 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11. Madison.com reports that a person in Milwaukee won a million dollars from the Powerball.

Powerball is expecting to have several more big money jackpots. The $336 million Powerball jackpot was the first jackpot above $300 since February last year. Yesterday’s prize also falls just short of the largest jackpot in Powerball history. In 2006, a group of meat packing plant workers won a $360 million jackpot.

And the big jackpots should keep coming since Powerball tickets have doubled in price to $2. Arch Gleason, Kentucky Lottery’s President and CEO, said:

“Players have told us time and time again that they love playing for these big jackpots. We needed to make changes to the game as sales had declined and we hadn’t seen a solid jackpot run like this for awhile. By increasing the game’s price to $2, we made changes that provided better winning odds, a guaranteed $1 million cash second prize, and we hoped jackpots would grow faster. I believe this recent run has proven our point.”

Do you play the Powerball? What would you do with a $336 million Powerball jackpot?

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8 Responses to “$336 Million Powerball Jackpot Won By Single Person in Rhode Island”

  1. Anonymous

    I played the old Power ball But the new one is way to rich for me before it would cost $1 dollar now $2. plus an extra dollar to get a higher play Now where does all this extra money go? I do not believe I was asked by my state to vote on a new Lottery? Is it just to pay out prize's? The Prize amount is $331plus million But your cash amount is $198,650 Million now with the 26 states it's paid in only 21.9650, million is paid out that leaves Power Ball winning $133,326,482.50 so each state they are played in the state schools/fund gets just $2,562,708. I do not like the odds.

  2. Brady Kohuth

    siredan_99….who cares what the states get. If you win anything over a $100,000 consider yourself as lucky, but the $millions on this, you would be jumping up and down for a month!

  3. Anonymous

    How come its alway someone from the thirteen colonies or neighboring state and in the California area that wins the Powerball?