Powerball Jackpot fever is spreading across the country as hopeful winners dole out their dollars for a chance at a monstrous $400 million dollar jackpot.
The Powerball jackpot grew to that number after no one claimed the $334 million dollar pot on Saturday.
Back in October Powerball jackpot rules changed, which altered the number of red and white balls so that your chances of winning the jackpot are even slimmer.
But, your odds of winning a smaller prize, as little as $4, are better.
That’s not stopping the frenzy that will continue to build around the latest $400 million dollar Powerball jackpot.
— PowerBall Lottery (@PowerBallonline) September 30, 2015
If a person were to win this $400 million dollar Powerball jackpot and choose the lump sum option, they would walk away with only $244.8 million.
I use “only” loosely, of course.
Despite the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot being an astounding 1 in 300 million, hopes are running high as ordinary people dream of what could be done with the money.
We’re due for another winner pretty soon! The last Powerball jackpot winner was in back in November. It was a ticket holder from Tennessee who claimed the $144.1 million prize.
This new Powerball jackpot begs the question: What would you do if you won $400 million dollars?