Last night, somebody won $448 million dollars… but it wasn’t me. The Powerball lottery in the USA reached a ridiculous amount of $448 million. The winning numbers were 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32. At least there were three winning tickets so it makes a few people happy. Two of the winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one in Minnesota.
The jackpot was originally at $400 million, but jumped to $425 million and then to $448 million by the time of the nationally televised drawing at 11 p.m. EDT.
The biggest single-winner Powerball jackpot, $590.5 million, was claimed in June by an 84-year-old Florida woman who opted for a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million rather than the 30-year payment option. I think that was a wise move.