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

$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)

A Chubby Guy Got Shamed on Twitter . . . So 1,700 Women Are Throwing Him a Dance Party

A Chubby Guy Got Shamed on Twitter . . . So 1,700 Women Are Throwing Him a Dance Party

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Someone in England posted two photos on Twitter last month of an overweight guy dancing at a club. The caption said, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance . . . he stopped when he saw us laughing.”

It turns out the guy’s name is Sean, and he’s from London. In the first photo he’s dancing, and in the second he’s just staring at the floor looking sad. (We’re not sure about his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)

But shaming him online totally backfired: Cassandra Fairbanks and Hope Leigh are part of a women’s group in L.A. that throws events, and the photos made them angry . . . so they decided to do something about it.

They offered to fly Sean to L.A. for a dance party with their 1,700 members. A company called Discover L.A. is going to cover his travel expenses . . . the L.A. Coliseum is going to host it for free . . . and Pharrell, Moby, and Andrew W.K. have all offered to perform.

Someone started a GoFundMe page too. And as of last night they’d raised over $35,000. Any money left over goes to an anti-bullying campaign.

(Metro / EOnline / Buzzfeed / GoFundMe)

 

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10 College Majors with the Lowest Starting Salaries

10 College Majors with the Lowest Starting Salaries

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Working with kids is one of the most commendable things you can do for a living. So obviously you get paid NOTHING for it.

PayScale.com just put out a list of the college majors with the lowest starting salaries. And seven of the top ten have to do with kids.

1. Early childhood education, $29,700.
2. Child and family studies, $31,200.
3. Culinary arts, $31,900.
4. Child development, $32,200.
5. Early childhood and elementary education, $32,300.
6. Social work, $32,800.
7. Music teacher education, $33,300.
8. Elementary education, $33,600.
9. Broadcast communication, $33,600.
10. Human services, $33,800.

(Payscale)