I suppose the makers of the Powerball lottery never envisioned a $1.3 billion jackpot.
As you can see the sign only goes up to $999 million.
Yeah, stupid planning from the people that run the odds (where winning is 1 in 292 million), but they can't figure the odds of the lottery going this high, ever.
Anyway, win it or lose it, someone stands to walk way with a lump-sum payment of $806 million, and after federal, state, and local taxes you're looking at maybe half or less of that.
Either way, not a bad take-away from a $2 lottery ticket.
Lots of needy people to help and good deeds to do. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)