If you've ever had a windfall of money, you know there are always people (most from the government) who will have their hand out wanting a part of it. That would especially be the case if you won the $1.9 billion dollar Powerball. How much would you really take home? The actual number will likely surprise you even if your expectations are low based not just on national taxes, but also the state of Missouri.
There are numbers that are special to two Missouri families. Friends from those families have been playing those numbers in Missouri Powerball for 30 years. That friendship just paid them a hefty $50,000.
With the announcement that Wednesday's Powerball jackpot has risen to $630 million dollars comes the latest asking of the question that, if we're honest, we've all asked ourselves, "What would I do if I won all that money?"
So there I was contemplating just what I would do if I won the $700+ million Powerball drawing last night. All kinds of things were going through my head with thoughts of cash everywhere when it happened. I watched intently as they were reading off one number at a time on TV when I realized I had the first three numbers.
I am sure you noticed the price of a gallon of gas took a huge leap this week. There is always some lame excuse as to why when this happens. So instead of listening to them, I have come up with my own top 10 reasons why gas prices went up.
Here we are again with a Powerball jackpot worth over $550 million. Every time we get one of these monster jackpots people go crazy trying to buy up tickets in an attempt to win it. I must admit, I only buy a ticket when the jackpot gets up there like it is today.
With no Powerball winner Saturday night the Powerball frenzy will kick into high gear in the 42 states that play the game leading up to Wednesday's drawing. It is estimated that Wednesday's jackpot will reach $425 million which would be the most in the game's history.