500-million dollars may be nothing more than a far-off dream for most, but, on Wednesday, a single $1 ticket could make those dreams a reality. On Tuesday, Powerball officials announced the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing had reached the half-a-billion dollar mark, making it the largest in the game's history.
Should you manage to break all the odds and score the win, you will, of course, have a decision to make: Do I take the full annuity over several decades, or escape with a lump sum of cash? In many cases, that may not be such a difficult question to answer, but, with Wednesday's cash payout option at 327-million, nearly as much as the previous full jackpot record, the question may take a bit more pondering.
Either way, somebody stands to have their holiday season get a lot brighter come 10p.m. tomorrow night.
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