$80 Million Jackpot on Offer in Tonight’s Powerball DrawingWednesday April 9th 2014
The third Powerball jackpot of April takes place tonight with a top prize of $80 million. If won, the prize would be the third largest Powerball jackpot claimed so far this year, behind a $96 million jackpot won last month and a staggering $425 million jackpot won in February.
Despite the mass media attention surrounding the supersized jackpot, the $425 million prize was claimed only recently, by retiree Ray Buxton of North California. Buxton waited more than five weeks to come forward and chose April Fool’s Day to collect his big win.
Family man Buxton declined to reveal his age, face, address or previous occupation but did say his win would enable him to spend more time with his friends and family. He also disclosed his future plans for the money; “I’m going to enjoy my new job setting up a charitable foundation focused on areas of paediatric health, child hunger and education.”
While tonight’s jackpot is considerably smaller than Buxton’s big win, it’s certainly not a prize to be sniffed at. An $80 million windfall would put your net worth above that of comedian Chris Rock ($70 million) and worldwide superstar DJ Tiesto ($75 million).
If you’d like to participate in tonight’s Powerball draw, follow the Buy Tickets tab for your chance to join the ranks of the rich and famous.