The American Powerball lottery has set a new record for itself! Powerball has smashed its previous record high jackpot of $365 million USD which has stood for the last 6 years. Let’s take a look at some other amazing records!
Sometimes it seems like records are made to be broken. Here are some amazing world records that currently stand:
€190 million – The biggest European lottery jackpot ever (Europe)
Euromillions rolled over 14 times and made 1 UK couple very, very rich!
8,146 – The largest number of dishes on 1 table (China)
In the Chinese city of Wuhan they laid out a feast fit for an Emperor to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
275 – The number of guests at the world’s largest underwater wedding (Poland)
We are certain that happy couple Ewa and Paweł Burkowscy are drowning in love.
$656 million – The biggest lottery jackpot in the world (USA)
It doesn’t get any bigger (or any better) than this! The historic jackpot was shared by 3 lucky ticket holders.
2,496 – The largest number of people simultaneously rotating a hoop (Taiwan)
Nothing beats a quiet day of twisting in the part with 2,495 other people.
Tom Buchanan from Australia covered himself in a record number of spiders for a total of 55 seconds.
£42 million – The biggest UK Lottery jackpot (UK)
Saturday 6th January 1996 saw the biggest ever UK Lottery jackpot on offer thanks to a double rollover draw.
5.4 meters – The furthest throw of a person (Madrid)
Juha Rasanen from Finland threw a person weighing 60 kg a distance of 5.40m. Don’t worry, the floor was made of mattress material. Click here to watch the video.
1.09 meters – The height of the world’s tallest living dog (USA)
Tucson, Arizona is home to the world’s tallest dog, a Great Dane with the very apt name ‘Giant George’.
€2.35 billion – The size of the world’s largest lottery prize fund (Spain)
Every Christmas the Spaniards celebrate with a giant raffle, the El Gordo de Navidad. You can get your tickets now at PlayHugeLottos.com
We hope the above list has got you in a record-breaking mood!
Be sure to get your USA Powerball tickets in well before close-off on Wednesday to be certain you are in the draw. You could be setting the record for ‘highest Powerball jackpot win ever’ very soon!
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