Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Powerball anyone?

Do you play the lottery?  The Powerball drawing for tonight (Wednesday) will dish out a whopping $327.4 million (and rising) if paid as a lump sum.  You can opt to have your $500 million paid out in an annuity over three decades, which would increase the amount you actually got to keep.

The Powerball is sold in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Over the past 20 years, 300 jackpot winners have taken home payouts of over $11.6 billion (yes, billion with a B!) 

I am a give-it-to-me-all-in-one-lump-(GINORMOUS)-sum kind of girl!  The odds however are not in my favor -- one in 175 million, compared to about one in 280,000 for being struck by lightning.  I bet they feel very similar! 

If I won, work would be a thing of the past, but I would try to find something fun to occupy my days!  How about you?  Dare to dream!



2 comments:

  1. My husband just read on the internet that California would soon be hosting the PowerBall. I know the odds are ridiculously against me but that's what the Powerball winners used to say too! :)

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  2. I didn't win :( Maybe cuz I didn't buy a ticket.... oh well.

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