What Would You Do if You Won the $500 Million Powerball Jackpot?

As no one has won Powerball for 16 consecutive tries, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday drawing is $500 million. Tell us in the comments what you would do if you won.

UPDATED at noon: Lottery officials now estimate Wednesday's jackot at $500 milion.


For the last two months, no one has been lucky to win the Powerball lottery.

So Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $500 million, and likely to go even higher as a buying frenzy has begun.

At $500 million, it would be the largest jackpot in Powerball history.

Powerball is pulled Wednesdays and Fridays. The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, including Massachusetts and all six New England states.

According to Powerball, the odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 175 million. The odds of getting all 5 numbers and not the Powerball, earning $1 million, is 1 in 5 million.

Annie Nicholas November 27, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I'd quit work, buy a BIG house, move my sisters in with me, get them whatever they want, donate a ton of money to the Metrowest Humane Society and Exotic Animal Rescue Center, buy stuff for my friends and family, join a country club and play tennis and golf and travel...
lynda November 27, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I'd continue to work, pay off my bills, give my friends and family a share, and start a foundation to fund good causes in the community/country.
Susan Petroni November 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
@Annie and @Lynda - love the charity aspect of both of your posts!
Barb Carroll November 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Never worry again.
Susan Petroni November 29, 2012 at 04:18 AM
5-16-22-23-29 and Powerball 6


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