The Powerball is reaching record numbers. The current pot is at 1.5 billion dollars. According to WXYZ, this is the third-largest jackpot in US history. If no one wins on Friday, it would put the pot way over the 1st place of 1.586 billion.

I honestly wouldn’t know what to do. I would definitely buy so many toys and things I don’t need. I would want to get a better, not bigger house. In reality, though, I have never really had money so suddenly having it might put me into a state of shock that I would not how to deal with it. But, I am ready to deal with it! So bring it on!

The Powerball is played in 45 states, which makes those odds staggering. According to Powerball, The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. But who wants to hear the odds? They say you can’t win if you don’t play right? Powerball is drawn on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:59 pm ET and is $2 a ticket. Weirder things have happened. I’ll take a shot, like these other lotto winners. has a list of former lotto winners and a few of the things they bought or invested in when they won. They are not all that you would think. Here are a few.

  • John Kutey: Wet and Wild

    John Kutey loves water so much that he helped build a water park after winning 312 million from Mega Millions.

  • Louise White: REALLY loves ice cream

    Louise White bought some rainbow sherbert before purchasing a lottery ticket that won her 336 million. She started a trust called “The Rainbow Sherbert Trust” to help her family

  • Bob Erb: 420 dude!

    Bob Erb loves weed. Canadian pot activist, won 25 million in 2012. He used a million of his winnings to go to supporting 420 day

  • Evelyn Adams: Whoops

    To quote “There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune; go there with a large one.” Evelyn Adams won 5.4 million dollars in 1985 and 1986, took it to Atlantic City, and by 2016 lost all of the money over the course of thirty years. Maybe it was a good thirty years though. 

  • Charlie Lagarde: Photography Dreams

    I appreciate Charlie Lagarde’s choice of taking her 1 million dollar winnings to give her $1000 a week for life to live her dream of photography. She wants to someday have her photographs in National Geographic

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