Powerball Jackpot expands to a whopping $430 million for lucky winners

One lucky winner in Illinois won the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday, but no one claimed the Powerball jackpot which has climbed to the ninth highest in the game’s history, now at $430 million. 

Whoever ultimately takes home the grand prize should expect to pay about $68 million in federal taxes, while adding $24 million to the state. Honestly, if most of us won $430 million, we would not mind subtracting $92 million from that, at all. Just sayin’! 

What would YOU do if you won the jackpot? Would you buy a fancy new car, a huge house, or perhaps go on a shopping spree? Oh, the possiblities. We can dream, can’t we?

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.