This astronomical sum put into play Monday evening at Powerball, the American lottery

This astronomical sum put into play Monday evening at Powerball, the American lottery

Nicolas Pinault

This Monday evening, an astronomical sum is at stake in Powerball, the American lottery. One billion euros, one of the biggest wins in the history of the game. Although the system is a little different and slightly more complex than the French Loto, players have only one chance in 292 million of find the six correct numbers.

You know the slogan: “100% of the winners tried their luck”, so maybe, why not you, tonight. In any case, you have to play United States. There, the amounts are simply astronomical. $1 billion up for grabs power ball. The draw is therefore next night. We are talking about one of the biggest wins in the history of this lottery.

One in 292 million chance of matching the numbers

This is only the second time in 30 years that the Powerball has reached this dream amount. The Powerball is a slightly more complicated lottery than in France, since you have to choose five numbers between 1 and 69 and an additional number between 1 and 26. As a result, the American player only has one chance in 292 million to find the six correct numbers.

Another downside, if you win the jackpot on this side of the Atlantic, the winnings on the games are heavily taxed at 40%, if thelucky winner decided to pocket all of his winnings in a single payment. To avoid this huge tax, the winner can also decide to spread the payment of their winnings over 29 years. The Powerball draw is scheduled for Monday night on the US East Coast.