Powerball Soars To World Record $1.3 Billion

Sorry kids, you’re going to work tomorrow. The Independent reports:

America awaits its first lottery billionaire, after the Powerball jackpot rollover hit a world-record figure of $1.3 billion. No one won Saturday’s $949.8 million jackpot on 9 January, already the biggest in US history. Strong ticket sales, fueled by excitement over the enormous sum, have driven the prize money up ahead of the next draw on Wednesday.

The previous US lottery record was $646M in 2012.