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Alright now. A 26-year old Georgia man will no longer have to live his mama. He finally got enough money to move out. By chance, a day of cleaning out his room yielded him a winning Powerball ticket for a cool million.
Gregory Jerrett happened to buy a Powerball ticket a month back. During its $424 million jackpot in January, he decided to buy him one. He must have heard that the winner came from California and he decided to throw it aside knowing he didn't win the huge jackpot. Well I guess cleaning out his closet netted him a payday.
He used his siblings birthdays as the numbers.
He tells his mom. They carefully verify the winning ticket and had a moment of embrace.
“She verified it, and at that point, we hugged.” Jarrett told the junk food media.
With taxes he will collect at least $735,000 in winnings.
In most states, the Powerball and Mega Millions are played. In 43 states with the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands, the two multi-state lotteries are often played when the prizes reaches over $200 million respectively.
The Mega Millions is once again rising to record setting amounts. So I am guessing by game time it will be over $700 million by draw time.
Are you game?
I know that your risk is 1:345. So that means the odds of winning is one in 345 million.
If you're not aware of the game, it's pretty simple. The Mega Millions is a multi-state game that covers 45 states including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The cost of playing a Mega Million ticket is $1. The ticket comes with a Multiplier (except in California).
The jackpot starts at $15 million.
The drawings are on Tuesday and Friday night at 10:59pm EST.
The game cost only $1 per unit. You must pick five numbers from 1 to 75. When you're done, you get the opportunity to pick a Mega Ball. Out of 15 numbers, you will have to pick one Mega Ball number. The jackpot results are a match of 5 White Balls + 1 Megaball. A player can win $1 million (if you score 5 out of 5 without the Megaball).
You're allowed five lines per unit you're playing one single drawing ticket at $5 per unit. So basically you're playing $1 per line. Add the multiplier and its one per line with multiplier so it would be $2 per unit. So at five lines per unit and with multiplier its $10 per unit.
The game in states that are participating included a multiplier. The multiplier is a function that allows the player to increase their wins by a special X ball. The multiplier is (1X), (2X), (3X), (4X) and (5X).
Powerball is played in 43 states including The District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
The cost of playing a Powerball ticket is $2. The ticket comes with the Power Play (except in California).
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The Power Play cost $1 dollar. There is a set prize amount for Power Play addition. You can earn up to $1 million or $2 million upon the Power Play (if you score 5 out of 5 without the Powerball).
There are five Powerball numbers. From 1 to 59, you must pick the numbers. When you're done you have an opportunity to pick a Powerball. The Powerball number is out of 35. The jackpot results in a win of 5 White Balls + 1 Powerball.
The Power Play was reestablished as a multiplier. The function allows the player to increase their odds by the special X ball. The multiplier is (1X), (2X), (3X), (4X), and (5X).
The drawings are on Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59pm EST.
The Powerball jackpot usually starts at $40 million.
Okay, I know there are some who are novice and never had an experience at playing.
The Mega Millions and Powerball tickets that are played cannot be canceled.
Be careful when making a bet decision.
Of course you have to be over 18 years old to play a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket.
All results for Mega Millions and Powerball are for the state that you've purchased your ticket from.
The impact of being a millionaire comes with a price. You could blow money fast in a few years. Believe me there have been many Americans who lavish in luxury only to be broke in less than 10 years.
The rules of winning the lottery.
Best advice for all who win the lottery, is keep a cool head. Let's cover the 10 things about winning the lottery according to me. You can use this advice if you want to!
The first thing you do is write your name down on the back of the winning ticket. Say if you lose the jackpot ticket! If you have forgotten to sign the ticket and it gets lost, then it's your word against the winner's.
Second, make sure you cancel out your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social networking website your on. That's the next thing that happens when you're a winner.
Third, you cancel your phone number and limit your email intake. Obviously you'll be swamped with phone numbers and well wishers asking if you're willing to shelve out a little cash.
Fourth, hire a qualified lottery attorney. Make sure you have a qualified attorney who specializes in handling large sums of money. Don't assume every attorney is well respected in handling your financial earnings.
Fifth, don't quit a job until you are sure you've won the lottery. Don't rush to judgment about being a lottery winner. Sometimes a person who wins the lottery never expects it to happen so don't sit around the house hoping the day will come you'll be the millionaire.
Sixth, pay off debts to college loans, house, billings, and credit cards.
Seventh, invest your money in a trust fund if you have children or family members you can trust if you should die.
Eighth, have fun with your earnings. Don't blow it on things that obviously will attract negative attention.
Ninth, be humble. Cause money will change a person when they're rich.
Lastly, The Have-Nots Will Always Try To Make You Feel Guilty About Winning. Ignore Them And Be Happy About Your Success.