During the month of January 2016 the world watched in awe as the USA Powerball jackpot rolled over again and again, defying all previous world record jackpots in history and reaching a mouth watering $1.6 Billion ($1,586,400,000 to be exact) .
While ticket sales roared towards to draw each hour that went by the jackpot only grew larger and larger, and the estimated jackpot prize swelled to the massive sum when ticket sales finally closed right before the draw.
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Tallying the final ticket sales and adding the percentage from the sales to the prize pool, lottery officials arrived at the record breaking prize only moments before the draw, updating the number one last time before the live TV draw.
After the draw lottery officials posted a statement that 3 winning tickets had been sold and that the winners would be sharing the prize which divided by 3 equals to $528.8 million each!