Powerball Winners

by BROOKE KESTLY

Staff Writer

Ten people were lucky enough to win the biggest lottery in the world. The powerball ended up reaching $1.5 billion! Even though chances were 1 in 292 million, people would still enter to win the Powerball lottery. They will still buy a few tickets wherever they are if they see them for sale. The tenth person that won the lottery got $390 million (2007). The ninth person who won the lottery got $399.4 million (2013). The eighth person who won the lottery got rewarded with $414 million(2014). The seventh person that won the lottery won $425.4 million (2014). The sixth person won $448.4 million (2013). The fifth person won $564.1 million (2015). The fourth person won $587.5 million (2012). The third person won $590.5 million (2013). The second person who won was rewarded with $648 million (2013). The very first people to win the powerball lottery were Merle and Patricia Butler. They won $656 million on March 30, 2012. They had kept it a secret for nearly three weeks before actually stepping up claim their prize. The couple has been married for 41 years. They said that after their win they were going to buy a new car and attend a few St. Cardinals games. Somebody had made a fake instagram account with Merle’s name and was claiming he was giving away his earnings. But, he cleared that up fast by going on TMZ and claiming he did not even have an Instagram account reported Abc 30.

 

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