Powerball Jackpot 8th Largest in History!
I don't really gamble. Aside from spending $20 on slots once or twice a year and a few scratch-offs, I don't do it. Well, unless this happens.
I remember in 2016, the Powerball jackpot was something extreme like $1 billion so I figured it didn't hurt to throw my hat in and give it a try. Plus, $2 to potentially win $1 billion, how do you not?
This time, it's not as high as $1 billion but since nobody won on Wednesday, this weekend's jackpot, according to USA Today, is the 8th largest jackpot in the history of Powerball at $435 million. To win, someone must match all five numbers exactly (1-69) and the Powerball number (1-26). Then, if you win, you have the option to take a lump sum or 30 annual installments.
To be honest, the odds aren't that great:
• Grand prize: 1 in more than 292 million
• $1 million: 1 in almost 11 million
• $4: 1 in about 38 if you match the Powerball only
The drawing is on Saturday so if any part of you wants to potentially win that kind of money, going against the odds, make sure you buy your ticket before then. Let's say you win, what do you think you'd do with all of that money? I can't even imagine it! Good luck!