Power­ball re­veals luck­i­est num­bers

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It’s the sec­ond largest Power­ball jack­pot to ever be of­fered in Aus­tralia, but it al­most looks like spare changenge change com­pared with the five big­gest win­ner­swi win­ners ever in the world, whoo who ccol­lec­tively col­lec­tively won an eye-wa­ter­ing to­talto to­tal of $4.2 bil­lion.

The most re­centnt re­cent mega-mil­lions win­ner had been play­ing play­lay­ing the same six lot­tery num­bers­bers num­bers for 25 years when he scooped scoopedd an i in­cred­i­ble dibl $343 $343.8 8 mil­lion illi Power­ball win last Oc­to­ber.

Robert Bai­ley, 67, bought his ticket at a deli in Har­lem, New York, us­ing lucky num­bers a fam­ily mem­ber had given him years ear­lier. Robert said he was so shocked when he re­alised he’d won that he didn’t sleep at all that night.

“It’s a good life changer,” grinned the re­tired fed­eral gov­ern­ment em­ployee. He added he planned to buy a house and land for his mum and in­vest wisely to take care of the next gen­er­a­tion of his fam­ily with the $272 mil­lion he took home after taxes.


The big­gest ever Power­ball win­ner in his­tory is Mas­sachusetts mum-of-two Mavis Wanczyk, who won $758.7 mil­lion in Au­gust 2017. She says she chose the win­ning num­bers ran­domly, with some based on fam­ily birth­days. The win­ning num­bers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26 with a Power­ball num­ber of 4.

“I had a pipe dream, and my pipe dream has fi­nally come true, I want to re­tire and it came early,” the for­mer med­i­cal cen­tre em­ployee crowed, adding,ddi adding, “I called calledlld my em­ployer and told them I will not be com­ing back.”

Mavis walked away with $336 36 mil­lion after taxes. She promised ised to help out the needy in her com­mu­nity. mmu­nity.


Power­ball’s big­gest ever jack­pot was $1.586 bil­lion – and it was split be­tween three cou­ples, who won $528.8 mil­lion each.

Ten­nessee cou­ple John and Lisa Robin­son ini­tially planned to keep liv­ing in their mod­est home, while Lisa said she wanted to con­tinue work­ing. Two years later and they’ve moved to a $6.2 mil­lion, 10-bed­room man­sion with its own pri­vate lake.

Mau­reen Smith and David Kaltschmidt still live in their $300,000 Flor­ida home, and have spent lit­tle of their huge for­tune – just splash­ing out on a Tesla car and a new SUV. And the cou­ple still play Power­ball.

Marvin and Mae Acosta didn’t come for­ward to claim their win­nings for six months and have tried to keep a low pro­file, al­though they did re­veal plans to cre­ate a char­ity with some of their win­nings. Flor­ida grand­mother Glo­ria Mcken­zie, 84, won $590.5 mil­lion in 2013. She up­graded from her run­down $30,000 rental unit to a $2 mil­lion sea­side man­sion, do­nated al­most $4 mil­lion to a high school that needed a new roof and pledged to share her win­nings with her son Scott.

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