Powerball Ticket Worth $241 Million Still Unclaimed
The Powerball ticket worth $241 million is still sitting unclaimed. The winning ticket was sold in Iowa at a Cedar Rapids grocery store this week.
“I’m just hoping it was one of those customers that come in every single day or every single week making their purchases just thinking maybe today’s the day,” said store director Jamie Franck. “And this might be their lucky day that they get to find out that they’re a multimillionaire.”
The $241 million jackpot will be Iowa’s biggest one to date. So if you’re one of the 692 people that bought a ticket at Cedar Rapids grocery store, claim that prize!
“The winning ticket — matching the numbers of 7, 10, 14, 33 and 57, plus the Powerball number of 18 — beats the odds of 175 million to one to win,” said lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer.
However, before claiming the prize, Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Officer Terry Rich advises the winner to consult a financial or legal advisor. We’ve all seen lottery winners go from nothing to millions and then bankruptcy.
“This truly is a life-changing amount of money and we want our winners to have the information they’ll need as they make their decisions,” advises Rich. “Whoever has the winning ticket should sign it immediately if they haven’t already done so for safe keeping.”
The lottery winner can choose to take a lump sum payment of $160.3 million before taxes (or $112 million after taxes), or choose an annuity option, receiving payments over 30 years, totaling $241 million before taxes.
What would you do with millions upon millions of dollars? It’s something to fantasize about as we head into the weekend. TGIF!