2024 started with a historic win as a lucky winner from Michigan scooped a Powerball jackpot on the first day of the year.
No Powerball winner had ever been made on a January 1st until now, so this is an amazing win for this player.
The winner scooped no less than $842.4 Million (amounting to $425.2 Million if he chooses the Cash option). It is afterall, the 5th-largest Powerball jackpot and 10th-largest U.S jackpot.
This was quite a win considering that Powerball odds are not really in favor of the players. Each player that chooses to play Powerball has a chance in 292,201,338 to scoop the jackpot.
The winner was lucky in more ways than one as not only did he win on the very first day of 2024 but his ticket was also the only that featured all winning numbers (12-21-42-44-49/ 01). Six other players came close but didn’t guess the Powerball number right. This still brought them the second Powerball prize worth $1 Million. Two of these second-tier winners had opted for the Power Play and, therefore, saw their prize double to $2 Million. All things considered, the year started quite well for them too…