Group Of Poker Players Hits 5 Of 6 Powerball Numbers
Poker Club Collects Massive Six-Figure Payout
A group of 11 poker players in Stockton, California had five of the six Powerball numbers for this month’s record $1.6 billion drawing. Kcra.com reported that the men, who are all members of a poker club, will split $780,000.
Those poker players were a lot luckier than high-stakes gambler Dan Bilzerian, who said that he spent $100,000 on tickets for the jackpot. He didn’t say if any of his tickets were anywhere close to winning.
The odds of winning the jackpot were 1-in-292 million. The jackpot was hit in California, Tennessee and Florida by three people. The true winning ticket sold in the Golden State went to someone in the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills.
According to the The Chicago Tribune, the drawing produced eight $2 million Power Play winners and 73 $1 million winners nationwide who matched all five white balls but missed the red Powerball. In total, more than 26 million winning tickets will pay out $273,869,373, in addition to the jackpot payout split by the three players who had all the numbers.
The lump sum payout was roughly $980 million.
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