Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot is Worth $171 Million!Wednesday September 17th 2014
The Powerball jackpot for tonight will be worth a whopping $171 million after no players were able to match all five numbers plus the Powerball on Saturday, September 13th. The excitement has been building as the value of the top prize has increased, with players across the country hoping to be the lucky person who could land the big payout on offer this evening. Anyone who manages to win tonight will join three ticket holders who took a chance and won it big over the past summer.
The top prize for America’s well-loved lottery game has rolled over ten times since a lucky Colorado player snapped up a $90 million payday on Saturday, August 9th. Claude G. won the largest jackpot in Colorado history and said that he planned to go on a proper second honeymoon with his wife of 33 years.
Before that, John Jack Long of Fontana, California won $60 million on Saturday, July 19th. The retiree had popped into a store to pick up popsicles and decided to try his luck on the lottery. Long purchased tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions and California’s very own SuperLotto Plus and was shocked to discover that he won the life-changing jackpot. He plans to help out his daughters who live nearby and also wants to donate to a local charitable organization.
The most notable Powerball win of the summer took place on Wednesday, June 11th when Roy Cockrum of Knoxville, Tennessee snapped up a $259.8 million top prize. The former Episcopalian monk has promised to give ten percent away as tithes and donate most of the remaining windfall, which amounted to a $115 million lump sum.
What would you do if you won tonight’s $171 million jackpot? Would you donate to charity, give a portion to your family or keep it for yourself? No matter what you choose to do, make sure you buy your tickets now for the chance to become one of the last Powerball winners of the summer. Good luck!