A new USA lottery record has been set, with $315 million going to the lucky ticket holder. The chance of winning the jackpot in the Power Ball lottery is one in 93 million.
A person or persons unknown in the western state of Texas have had the biggest lottery win ever in state, cracking the jackpot in the Jackpot lottery to the tune of some $315 million.
So far, no one has come forward to claim the prize, which was drawn on Friday evening in the Texas.
“It is the highest lottery win ever in Texas,” said Mike Kemper from the USA lottery company Power Ball.
“We are, of course, absolutely delighted that the win has gone to Texas again,” he said.
Previous record beaten
The previous Texas record for a win in the lottery was held by a player from the Austin, who took home almost $76.8 million in May.
The biggest-ever win among all the 17 countries participating in the Power Ball, a American lottery launched in March 2012, amounted to 90 million euros, the highest possible sum, and was taken by a player from the New York in 2015.