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$700 million Powerball drawing could set record

$700 million Powerball drawing could set record

The Powerball jackpot has reached $700 million, the second largest in US history.

Powerball manipulated its drawing almost two years ago - making it more hard to win the jackpot and leading to enormous prizes for those who do, The Washington Post reported.

Now people in Malta can legally bet on the big Powerball lottery thanks to Jackpot.com, licensed with the Malta Gaming Authority, which offers players the opportunity to bet on U.S. lottery results for a chance to win these massive jackpots. They said they normally buy about $120 worth of tickets every Wednesday and Saturday.

"The one I like is, if they win, they'll come in to give me a tip afterward", he said.

At the beginning of a year ago, the Powerball jackpot reached a record $1.6 billion.

Jackpot.com now provides users the chance to bet on the outcome of 18 of the biggest and most popular lottos from around the world, including US Powerball, EuroMillions, US Megamillions, German Lotto, Irish Lotto and more. The annuity means you get the prize in 30 installments.

You may want to hold off on promising them loans, however.

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With ticket sales taking off, the current jackpot could beat the $1.6 billion record set in January 2016 within a few draws, providing no one wins it first.

How do I play again?

Anna Domoto, spokeswoman for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said that even more tickets are expected to be sold in the four-day period leading up to Wednesday night's drawing.

To play, pick five numbers ranging from 1 and 69 along with the Powerball, which ranges from 1 and 26.

If you're a regular player, several other states-including New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota and Virginia-have sanctioned online lottery subscription services. You can also win either $50,000, $100, $7 or $4 based on matching a varying number of the winning numbers.

Powerball is sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is due to there being a victor for that lottery earlier this month.

Lottery tickets costs $2 to play.