Over 500 Million Dollars Up For Grabs In New York
If you are looking for a big bump in your bank account you might try to grab some of the half of billion-dollar that is currently up for grabs.
They always say it takes money to make money, and if you want a shot at claiming over $500 million dollars, it will cost you around $2.
The Powerball Jackpot is estimated to be at $550 million dollars. That is a big chunk of cash and would be life-altering for just about anyone living in New York.
Don't think that you would start taking home that $550 million dollar. After taxes, you would take home around $275 million dollars in one lump sum.
Of course, the odds of winning the grand prize are a long shot. In fact, the odds of winning the grand prize is 1 in 292.2 million. So I wouldn't go ahead and start planning on what you would do with that crazy jackpot.
If you like the odds, just know there are some things that have way better odds than you winning the lottery tonight.
1 in 1,222,000 chance of dying from getting hit by lightning in a given year
1 in 57,825 chance of dying from a sting from a hornet, wasp, or bee
1 in 35,074 lifetime chance of dying during a cataclysmic storm
Plus don't think that buying more than one ticket will give you better odds. The odds of remaining the same for each ticket that you buy. So even if you buy 100 tickets, each of those tickets still only has a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize.