$700 Million Powerball Drawing Tomorrow Is the Biggest Jackpot in History

IMAGE: NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS Headshot_2015_jonathanellis_1 BY JONATHAN ELLIS 20 HOURS AGO It's official: Saturday night's Powerball drawing will have an estimated jackpot of $700

If you were ever going to buy a lottery ticket, this might just be the day to do it.

The Powerball drawing tomorrow night is going to have a jackpot of around $700 MILLION . . . possibly even more. And that’s the biggest lottery jackpot in HISTORY. The previous record was $656 million in 2012.

If you win and take the lump sum, you’ll get about $428.4 million. Assuming about half of that goes to taxes, you’re winding up with $214 million. Not too bad.

Your odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. So I’m saying there’s a chance . . .

Powerball tickets are available in 44 states . . . everywhere but Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alabama, and Mississippi. They cost $2, and the drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Eastern tomorrow.

 

(Mashable)