A few fun facts about the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot

January 14, 2016 1:10 AM

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The latest Powerball jackpot is now up to $1.5 billion, setting off a frenzy of Americans rushing to convenience stores to purchase tickets. Here are six fun facts about the largest jackpot ever. (OK, maybe they’re not all fun.)

1. You kind of have to win twice. The jackpot sequence is selected from five white balls pulled out of a drum of 69 balls. Then another, a red ball, is picked from a drum of 26 red balls. You have to pick both to win the jackpot.

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