We like to joke on the air about winning a big jackpot and you will never hear from or see us again, and while that may or may not be true, can you imagine what you would do with an almost $2 Billion lottery payout? It boggles the mind. Let's see how much you would really get to take home?
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.
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!
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?