Winners of the state lottery for the sixth consecutive year posted big wins in Sunday’s Powerball jackpot draw, with some winning more than $500 million in prizes.
In the second round of drawing on Monday, the winning Powerball ticket sold for $1.2 billion.
In the first, the winner sold for more than three times that.
The top five players were winners of more than 70% of the Powerball prizes.
The winners of the other Powerball draws in 2018, 2016 and 2015 had combined to sell more than 50% of their tickets.
The biggest prize winners were:The state lottery posted more than 4.2 million tickets in the Powerballs second and third rounds, with about 1.6 million of them sold.
The winner of the jackpot for the third Powerball draw, sold a total of $1,947 million in Powerball tickets, more than two times as much as the runner-up, a Powerball record.
The largest sales of tickets was in the sixth Powerball round, when the winner of a Power ball sold a combined $2.5 billion worth of tickets.
In a separate Powerball drawing, the winners of three separate Power balls sold more than 3.3 million tickets, up more than 1% from the fourth Powerball.
In both of those Powerball rounds, there was a spike in ticket sales in the fifth Powerball with a whopping $2,086 million in sales.