28 November 2012

Good Luck!

The Powerball lottery is up to 550 million dollars, over a half a billion. That's a whole lot of zeros. The drawing for the second biggest pot in Powerball history happens tonight.

The cash option, before taxes, would end up being 360 million dollars and some change. If the tax burden, local and federal, ended up being 50% that would still be a bit over $180 million.

They say that money can't buy happiness, but for $180M I think you could probably rent it for a while.


RabidAlien said...

Money doesn't buy happiness, no. But sufficient amounts can fund a pretty darn good quest to find it. Or enough adult beverages to erase the memories of its absence.

Larry said...

That is true, unfortunately it looks like I'm not going to get to test that theory out.

Thanks for dropping by RA!

RabidAlien said...

Darn, looks like two lucky guys won it, finally. I'm not one of them.


Larry said...

And I'm not the other one.