Can you imagine having a ticket in your pocket worth $1 Million, then losing it? Someone out there purchased a quick pick in El Paso back in January and either lost it or forgot about it and now, that winning million-dollar ticket is about to expire. Chances are slim that anyone around here made that purchase but you never know. If you were in El Paso back in January... just saying.
The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to determine Powerball’s advertised jackpot based on game sales and interest rates. Following the April 8 drawing, guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases will be eliminated, and future jackpot increases will be determined and announced by the Product Group prior to each drawing...
Are you one of those "Fair-Weather Lottery Fans" like me? When that jackpot grows to ridiculous proportions, that's when little old me starts paying attention again. I still have a huge problem though, actually remembering to go play!
I don't know about you but when the Powerball jackpot gets up to around $200 million I start paying attention and usually start buying a few tickets here and there. As of today, the estimated Jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is now $1.5 Billion... with a B! I think I can scrape up a few bucks to give it a go. But what happens if you win? Then what?
The Powerball is a BIG one tonight. Do you play the lottery? It's estimated right now at $450 million. No doubt it will be more as the day goes on.
As of now, the cash payout is $274.4 million. It's good to remember, if you win you will get less than the cash payout after .... taxes. So, how much money could you really be taking home if you win the Powerball?