The world record $2.04-billion lottery jackpot was won

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The world record $2.04-billion jackpot was won ! It’s the largest lottery prize ever. The winning numbers in the drawing held in Tallahassee, Fla., were 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56. The red Powerball number was 10. One lucky winner bought the ticket at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, California. Lottery officials delayed the Monday drawing due to technical issue. The result was known just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. At this drawing more than 11.2 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $98.1 million, including 22 tickets that won $1 million prizes for matching the five white numbers but not the Powerball. Joseph Chahayed, grandfather of 11, the owner of the gas station which sold the ticket was awarded his own $1 million.

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“Like the rest of America, Powerball is eager to hold its drawing for the world record jackpot,” the Multi-State Lottery Association said in a follow-up statement Tuesday morning before the drawing. Powerball is played by charging $2 per ticket and having players choose five white balls between the numbers 1 to 69 and a red Powerball from the numbers 1 to 26. The odds of winning the jackpot by matching all 5 numbers and the Powerball number are one in 292.2 million. The previous Powerball record of $1.586 billion was set in 2016 and shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.