Retailers in Indiana have sold more Powerball grand-prize tickets than in any other state. - From USA TODAY
That $435.3 million prize, won by a resident of the Lafayette, Ind., metro area who was allowed to remain anonymous, was the 10th largest U.S.
Blame money, critics say.► April 24: Mega Millions ticket to increase to $2 The odds of a win with your $2 ticket:• Grand prize: 1 in more than 292 million• $1 million: 1 in almost 11 million• $4: 1 in about 38 if you match the Powerball only When you buy a ticket, you can spend an extra dollar for a Power Play add-on that will multiply the original prize amounts for all but the two biggies: the grand and $1 million prizes though the Power Play option does double the $1 million prize Since Sept.
co-workers to split $420M Powerball jackpot The change 20 months ago was designed to increase the odds of eye-popping jackpots, and Powerball delivered Jan.
► July 29: Indiana's $536M jackpot winners remain a mystery► July 19: California couple comes forward to claim $528M lottery prize If you look at the odds, your chances of becoming a Powerball winner are astronomical, well probably more than astronomical: The lifetime odds of dying from the impact of a regional asteroid or comet are 1.6 million, according to a 2014 paper from Stephen Nelson, an associate professor at Tulane University.
► February 2016: Florida couple claims share of mega Powerball drawing► January 2016: 12 things not to do if you win the lottery The most recent jackpot winner, who has not yet claimed the prize, came from the $60 million April 1 drawing, according to the Arizona Lottery.