NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is the biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery history — $1.5 Billion and counting. And someone, for sure, is going to win it tonight!
An unidentified man who lives in New Orleans, Lousiana, spent the last 48 hours making the rounds of convenience and other stores selling Power Ball lottery tickets, purchasing a total of $27 Million worth of tickets. At $2 a piece, that’s at least 14 Million tickets.
The man, inspired by mathematical analyses of possible number combinations to hit one of 13,983,816 ways to win the jackpot, said that he is investing all of his money in tonight’s drawing. He has also mortaged all his property.
Assuming the final Power Ball jackpot is $1.5 Billion, and he pays up to 50% of his winnings in taxes, he would still net $750 Million, making his $27 Million investment all worth it.
That is, of course, also assuming that no one else picks the winning combination in tonight’s drawing.
So, don’t give up. You still have one in 14 Million chances to win the Power Ball. Or two in 14 Million chances, if you buy two tickets. And so on…