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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

And the Winner is....

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Tonight, the $1.5 billion Powerball winner will be announced. As people anxiously await the winning numbers, they hold on to the “someone has to win” mentality. Unfortunately, the odds of winning the largest jackpot in the history of the world? 1: 292,201,338.

According to NBC news these are a few events that are more likely to happen…

  1. Becoming a movie star, 1:1 M
  2. Becoming the President of the United States, 1:10 M
  3. Being drafted into the NBA,1:6.8 M
  4. Born with extra fingers or toes, 1:500
  5. Being attacked by a shark, 1:11.5 M

Don’t let these dismal odds bring you down! The chances of winning some kind of Powerball prize, even $4, are about 1:32. Not too shabby!

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If you’re lucky enough to be the winner, your newfound fortune would be reduced to $930 million after taxes. What would you buy with $930,000,000? Here are some options!

With 930 million dollars you could buy…

344 Ferraris – $2.7M                     

344 million cups of coffee – $2.70

Bill Gates's house – 6 times! – $147.5 M

71 private islands in the Bahamas – $13 M

9 Luxury Cruise Ships built for 700 passengers – $100 M

93 million Worldwide Center of Math Digital Textbooks – $9.95

Good luck and hopefully the odds are in your favor!

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