West Virginia Ticket Holder Wins $80 Million Powerball Jackpot; Your Top 5, Worldwide


One ticket …one very very lucky ticket holder who bought a Powerball ticket in the Aug. 21 game has won the $80 million jackpot.

It could be one person. It could be a lottery pool.

Stay tuned to find out who the lucky person is. Promise that I’ll run a story on it when the ticket holder steps forward.

[Have you ever thought about what you would do if you won that kind of jackpot? Me? I’d be at the lottery headquarters the first possible day…..cashing in. But that’s me.]

With the $80 million jackpot won, here are your top 5 jackpots worldwide, currently in play, and the dates of the next drawing.

1. $115 million, Mega Millions, next draw is Aug. 24

2. $25 million, Indiana Lotto, Aug. 25. Tickets can ONLY be bought in Indiana.

3. $20 million, Powerball, Aug. 25

4. 15 million euros ($19.1 million in U.S. dollars), Euro Millions, Aug. 27. Tickets can ONLY be bought in six European countries, including the U.K., France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland. Drawing is every Friday at 9 p.m. Paris, France time.

5. $14.2 million, Oregon Megabucks, Aug. 23. Tickets can ONLY be bought in Oregon.

Good luck everyone.


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