THE WASHINGTON Post – This week’s Powerball will be bigger than the one for the last time, with the winners getting a jackpot worth more than $6 billion.
The winning number was 5,947,878,821.
The winner’s ticket, which was handed out Monday night at the Washington Post in Washington, was among the most valuable Powerball tickets ever sold in history, topping the $5.9 billion jackpot sold by the Chicago Cubs in 2010.
The odds of getting a ticket were 1 in 5.
“This is a game-changing jackpot, and we’re so grateful for the generosity of our community,” said Andrew Zimbalist, the president of the Post.
“To the people of Ohio, and to the millions of Americans who are looking to win their share, this is the most significant jackpot in the history of the Powerball.”
It was not immediately clear how the jackpot was divvied up.
The winner will split it with the other three winners, which will get $2.5 billion.
In a statement, lottery officials said the Powerballs were “inherently random.”
“The odds are 1 in 7.
The game is based on random numbers,” they said.
“As such, there are no known mathematical formulas that can determine how the PowerBall jackpot will be distributed.
We hope that all three Powerball winners share this sense of joy and thank the millions who contributed to this historic day.
This is the biggest lottery jackpot ever, and the biggest in history,” said Mark Schatz, the chairman of the Ohio Lotteries Board.
“It is truly a testament to the great fans and loyal winners of the National Lotterys that Ohio has been awarded this record-breaking prize.”
The winners will receive a $1.6 billion check for the difference between their prizes and the $3.5 million that the Washington post received for winning its jackpot.
The Washington Post reported that the Post is the first U.S. newspaper to be awarded the jackpots.
An Ohio Lotting Control Commission spokesman confirmed to the Post that the lottery officials received the Power Ball jackpot on Monday.