Powerball: biggest wins

PowerBall is a highly popular lottery, which originated in the United States and was introduced in South Africa in 2009. To play this lottery, the players pick five numbers from one to forty-five and an additional ‘PowerBall’ number. After 28th Nov 2015, the player has to pick five numbers from one to fifty. The entry fee per board is R5. By matching the main numbers, players win exciting prizes and secure even higher prizes whenever a PowerBall number is matched. The jackpot is secured by matching all main numbers along with the PowerBall number. PowerBall draws are done at 9 PM every Tuesday and Friday. With its record of enormous jackpots, PowerBall has become one of the favorites for lottery players all over the country.

The list of 6 PowerBall biggest wins is as follows:
R 232,131,750.70 on 19th February 2019 after 24 rollovers
R 145,469,799.30 on 3rd August 2018 after 16 rollovers
R 141,343,181 on 23rd August 2019 after 22 rollovers
R 114,242,816.50 on 26th November 2019 after 21 rollovers
R 102,016,595 on 3rd June 2011 after 24 rollovers
R 91,068,427 on 12th February 2010 after 22 rollovers

On 12th February 2010, a lucky player won a jackpot of R 91 million after 22 rollovers. This is the sixth highest PowerBall jackpot prize won till date. The lucky numbers selected by the winner were 6, 36, 45, 38, 32 and 1. The fifth highest jackpot prize won R 102 million on 3rd June 2011 after 24 rollovers. The winner took home the prize through the lucky numbers of 31, 30, 36, 6, 33 and 16. The jackpot prize at No. 4 is the prize money of R 114.2 million, won by a player on 26th November 2019 after 21 rollovers. The numbers selected by the winner were 32, 8, 2, 11, 13 and 3.

The third highest jackpot prize won in PowerBall was R 141.3 million on 23rd August 2019 after 22 rollovers. The winner took home the bounty through the lucky numbers of 15, 9, 8, 24, 20 and 14. On No. 2 is the whopping jackpot of R 145.5 million, which was won by a lucky individual on 3rd August 2018 after 16 rollovers. The numbers selected by the winner were 23, 24, 15, 35, 1 and 4. The all-time highest jackpot amount won in PowerBall is R 232.1 million, which was secured by one lucky individual on 19th February 2019 after 24 rollovers. The numbers in the draw were 26, 14, 35, 18, 21 and 5. This jackpot amount broke records and not only does it stand as the topper in the list of PowerBall biggest wins, but also in the history of lottery wins in South Africa officially.

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