Updated November 28, 2018 09:20:00A record $1.9 trillion Powerball jackpot has won $3.9 billion in the first Powerball of its kind.
The $5 billion Powerball number one jackpot was announced on Thursday afternoon, and the jackpot total surpassed the $5.3 billion prize for the previous year.
The Powerball winner for the fourth consecutive year has been a woman named Tanya Rivett.
“A wonderful day has been had today,” the Queensland Government tweeted.
The jackpot is worth $4.2 billion, with $2.9 million being paid to the winner’s father, Mr Rivet, and another $1 million being donated to the Queensland Health Service.
The number one winner will receive $6.1 million.
The jackpots were distributed in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and the Northern Rivers Territory, where the jackpots are set at $3 million.
In the NT, the jackpotties were distributed between Darwin and Darwin-Tasmania, and between Darwin, Darwin-Nambour, Nelson and the Goldfields.
The NT Government said the jacklot will be distributed between NT residents and visitors who visit the NT on the week commencing March 16.
“We are very pleased to see the winning numbers being distributed and we are very grateful to all those who participated,” NT Chief Minister Steven Marshall said.
The other winners of the jackbills in the NT were:The Queensland Government said $4 million of the $2 million it gave to the Health Service was donated to it by Mr RIVET.
“As a mother and a wife, I am extremely proud of my child’s incredible achievements and we will never forget them,” Mrs Rivets father, Peter Rivetz, said in a statement.
“To have such a great number of Powerball winners, especially in a time of such great economic uncertainty, is great news for our children and for our community.”
The Powerballs are the largest lottery prize in the world and have generated a record $13 billion in jackpot money for states and territories.
Powerball numbers are the number of all the numbers on a particular ticket, not the number that appears on the card.
“The Powerpocalypse”The number two and three Powerball prizes are also set to be awarded on Thursday.
Mr Rivellts son, Matt, will be the third Powerball ticket winner, with the first prize of $1 billion being set at a price of $20 million.
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