Powerball is providing lottery fans with a post-Christmas treat thanks to the gigantic $400 million jackpot on offer this Wednesday. There have been 17 rollovers since Wednesday November 4th 2015, when a group from Tennessee calling itself the Avondale Revocable Trust claimed the $144.1 million top prize, although the trust chose to take the lump sum cash option of $89.7 million instead.
Wednesday’s jackpot is the highest the prize has risen since February 11th 2015, when three ticket holders split $564.1 million. Marie Holmes of North Carolina, an anonymous Puerto Rican player and the TL Management Trust of Texas each opted to be paid in cash and received $127 million before taxes.
Gas stations and stores will be bustling with excited Powerball players over the next few days, all hoping for a slice of this fantastic jackpot. January is notoriously the most difficult month of the year financially, following the excesses of the holidays, and even a share of $400 million would change your life forever.
Sports fans could look to follow Team USA to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer. You could afford to splash out on a VIP trip to Brazil, staying at the five-star Caesar Park hotel in the Ipanema neighborhood of the city, just a short stroll from the world-famous Copacabana beach. If that wasn’t enough, you will receive a concierge service throughout the games to assist you on a daily basis, as well as guided tours of Rio and private transfers. Starting from $7,999, it wouldn’t even make a dent in your newly-boosted bank account, even if you took all your friends and family along for the ride!
Make sure you grab your Powerball tickets in plenty of time for this week’s huge jackpot drawing to make sure you stand a great chance of picking up a late Christmas gift.by
Updated April 5th, 2016