US lot­tery jack­pot split three ways

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Imag­ine beat­ing one-in-292.2 mil­lion odds ... and in the process win­ning your share of $1.6 bil­lion (R27 bil­lion).

That’s ex­actly what hap­pened to three very, very lucky peo­ple in the US this week when they bought tick­ets for the big­gest jack­pot in the world.

The three win­ners, from Cal­i­for­nia, Florida and Ten­nessee, have not come for­ward yet, but the win­ning num­bers that made them su­per­rich were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Power­ball 10. They will each re­ceive in the re­gion of R8.6 bil­lion.

At one stage dur­ing the fren­zied ticket-buy­ing phase of the com­pe­ti­tion, sales for the lot­tery tick­ets were bring­ing in $1.3 mil­lion a minute.

In ad­di­tion to the win­ning tick­ets, the Cal­i­for­nia Lot­tery said 12 tick­ets match­ing five of the six Power­ball num­bers were sold for Wed­nes­day’s draw. Those win­ners would get $1 mil­lion each.

But don’t feel sorry for the lot­tery bosses. Ticket sales for the lot­tery were dou­ble the pay­out, a sweet lit­tle profit.

Daily Tele­graph

– USA To­day,

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