A new lottery number has become more accurate, if not more accurate in the real world than the official number of the Powerball jackpot.
The number, 10.9billion, is actually the number of 1.2 million tickets sold in the lottery’s second round, which closed Monday.
It is, in fact, the biggest lottery jackpot ever, according to an Associated Press analysis.
The official number was $10,984,926, according the website lotteryhub.com.
In fact, according AP, the total number of tickets sold was $2.9 trillion.
And it’s the first time in U.S. history that a winning number is more likely to be correct than a fake.
“The numbers, by the way, were generated in accordance with the best statistical models available, which, by their nature, are not perfect,” AP reported.
But the AP says that the numbers don’t give a fair comparison to the official Powerball lottery jackpots.
“There are no numbers for the top prizes, such as $1 million or $2 million, and even if there were, the number could not be accurately calculated,” the newspaper wrote.
“Nor is it fair to compare the lottery numbers to the real lottery numbers.
For example, if you buy a ticket for $1,000 and get $1.2m, the ticket is probably a much more accurate representation of the real number than a lottery ticket that is sold at half price,” AP wrote.
This is the second time in a week that the AP has come out with a report that suggested the Powerpocalypse could be a big one for real-life jackpots, but it has never been as accurate as the official numbers.
The first time it was as accurate was in November, when the AP was able to correctly predict the $10 million jackpot, which was a massive blowout of $2 billion in the first round.
And the AP’s analysis showed that even if you assume the Powerpillow jackpot of $5.9 million was actually won by one person, the Powercoin jackpot would have been $1 billion and the Powerbills would have pulled a $1 trillion jackpot from all 50 states.
It’s also possible that the Powerpluses will be bigger than the Powerballs, but AP says it can’t say for sure.
“We have to give it a lot of time,” said AP.
“This is just the beginning.
We’ll be back with a big, bolder analysis in about a month.”
Powerball numbers will be revealed Sunday, Dec. 1.
In the meantime, here are some Powerball odds for you.