Powerball to Reach $425 Million

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No Winners for the Powerball on Saturday now push it to the highest jackpot in history.  $425 million dollars is the estimated jackpot reach for the Powerball on Wednesday and people come out with dreams and hopes buying a ticket or 20 to see if lucky has that .00000000000000000000000000000001% chance of favoring them.

If you remember the last mega Powerball was one by a lottery pool of workers, ConAgra foods workers, pooling with people to buy bulk tickets increases the odds of winning but only marginally.

They say that more often than not you "pick" the winning numbers manually, some cosmic tune and random generated numbers do win but less often.  I barely even play Powerball or any lottery but may pick up a few tickets.

Like many I do fantasize about the "what if" you actually won a jackpot like that?  Of course I would take the reduced lump sum, I wouldn’t quit my job, I would bank and save most of it.  After all wealth for my family generations is important, knowing my kids, grandkids will be taken care of is an instant satisfaction.  I would make sure my wife had everything she could ever want and need in life, her life would be spent every day enjoying it and getting to make dreams reality.

I would also give tremendous amounts away in various charitable efforts too, I was thinking I like doing giveaways so much instead of running contests I would just giveaway stuff period.  I would like to be one of those people who is able to help make change in peoples lives for the better and make a difference to those less fortunate even more than the small amounts I donate now.

For those who want to compare, the last mega Powerball winning numbers in 2006 were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34 which had a $365 million jackpot.

Good luck to everyone.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: November 25, 2012 — 6:08 am