By The Numbers

The numbers for August 7, 2013: Jackpot!

Ethan Lindsey Aug 7, 2013
$425 million

The size of the Powerball jackpot has grown to fourth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Forty-three states participate in the game, but Pennsylvania has had the most winners in Powerball history. Sixteen jackpots have been awarded to residents of the Keystone State. (CBS News)

5 million

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International is among the busiest airports in East Africa, and it is reopening tomorrow after a fire shut down air traffic. More than five million passengers pass through Nairobi’s airport each year, making it one of East Africa’s busiest transit hubs. (Voice of America)

300 years

The Bank of England pledged to keep interest rates at the lowest levels in the central bank’s three century history. The bank said it would keep its easy money policies going until the employment picture improved, similar to the strategy the Federal Reserve has applied in the U.S. (FT)

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