Powerball jackpot swells to $441 million
Three winners hit Powerball’s $1.58B in January 2016 - the largest on record
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to over $441 million after no Christmas winner was announced and Monday's drawing came up empty.
Many lottery players who hoped their holiday wishes would be granted when they gambled for the triple-digit prize now have another chance to play ahead of Monday's drawing.
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The estimated $441 million drawing has a cash value of $317.5 million.
Recently, one lucky North Carolina man won the lottery twice after forgetting he had already bought a ticket, as reported by FOX Business.
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Scotty Thomas forgot he bought a Lucky for Life drawing ticket and purchased another ticket with the same numbers.
Thomas won a $25,000-per-year prize twice and decided to claim the lump sum of the tickets, estimated to be $551,851 after taxes.
The largest lottery ever won was the $1.586 billion Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016, with three tickets, from California, Florida and Tennessee, according to the Associated Press.
The 10th top prize was a $590.5 million Powerball ticket from May 18, 2013, which one lucky Floridian hit.
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FOX Business’ Michael Hollan contributed to this report.