THE NEW FORTY $550 million dollars...can you even imagine it?
The Powerball jackpot is now up to $550 million dollars. Goodness gracious, can you even imagine what you would do if you won that much money? I imagine first you would do a happy dance, praise the Lo... Posted on 5/16/13 at 9:47 PM
An 84-year-old Florida woman who bought her Powerball ticket after another customer let her get ahead in line came forward Wednesday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in history: $590 million.
If you won Saturday's historic Powerball jackpot and you haven't already done so, sign the ticket. Now. Finished? Now call a lawyer — even before your spouse if things are a little shaky on that front. Next you'll need a financial adviser, an accountant and a therapist.
With four out of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot during Saturday night's drawing, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that's after taxes.
The multi-state Powerball jackpot hit $600 million Friday, surpassing the previous mark of $587 million prize. The Herald asked several people Friday in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks what they might do with more than $300 million — and whether they even can imagine that kind of money.
The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over Powerball, which saw its jackpot soar Thursday to $550 million. California has sold $83 million worth of Powerball tickets since it started selling them in April
Barbara Rodriguez and Julie Watson
, May 16, 2013
North Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched all five white balls and the Wild Card in Saturday's drawing to win the $240,000 jackpot. It is the first Wild Card 2 jackpot won in North Dakota since August 2011.
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