This year on January 13, 2016, Powerball winners were three lucky people from Tennessee, Florida and California. The small-town Tennessee couple overcame odds of one in 292 million to win a portion of the record high $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. Since there were two other winners they all had to split the money so on average each family got 500 million dollars.
The couple from Tennessee, Lisa and John Robinson, expressed their feelings about winning:
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The chances of ever winning are slim, but one can’t help but imagine: what should you do if you win the lottery?
Once you have one the powerball there are some steps you should follow. Although you are going to be so excited, and want to rush to get your cash, you have to make sure you have done the following :
Secure your ticket
Sign the ticket
Take a deep breath and take your time
Protect your privacy.
Put together a crack team (aka: get a lawyer)
Make a general plan.
Lump sum or annuities?
Plan for beyond
People all over the internet went crazy over the Powerball money amount through tweets and posts on Facebook.
— Frank®™ (@FrankRealEstate) January 16, 2016
Recently, a 19 year old male from Florida won 2 million dollars in his first time playing Powerball using the numbers off someone else’s unpurchased Power ticket.
With January kicking off with lottery fever, we have to ask, “If you won the lottery, what would you do?”