The Powerball jackpot has risen to $750 million for the next drawing happening on Saturday, March 23, 2024.  Will you be playing?
Ever since I could buy lottery tickets, I have just never seen the appeal.  There was only one time I won a large amount of money on a scratch off and it was on my 18th birthday!  I won $400 and never played the lottery again haha.

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My coworker was telling me that nobody has won the most recent Powerball Jackpot and it went up to $750 million.  That's an ungodly amount of money for one person to have, but of course it's extremely enticing to try to win.

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Hypothetically, if I was to buy a $2 Powerball ticket and win the entire Jackpot I don't even know what I'd buy first.  Definitely not a house, a car, or something too "extraordinary" where people would question where I got a bunch of money all of a sudden.  Considering I went viral on TikTok saying I'm broke, I'd be suspicious of where all this money appeared from, too!

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If you were to win the $750 million Jackpot, what's the first thing you're buying without making it obvious that you won?

Illinois residents LOVEEEE playing the lottery and we're a huge gambling state, no doubt.  So, what are you splurging on first?  Here are a handful of the best responses I got on Facebook!

  • Pay off any bills that are due then A family trip
  • A financial planner
  • A new car, nothing fancy
  • New dentures and good ones
  • Bigger box of cheerios
  • Window tint for my car
  • Donate a huge chunk to my favorite community theater
  • A new roof and driveway
  • Go to the Bahamas, for shopping
  • Health Care
  • Season tickets for my favorite sports team
  • Tickets to Arizona to see my family! Or, maybe just my own plane
  • A coffee from Starbucks to make sure I saw the winning numbers right
  • A personal chef
  • A Stanley cup
  • A gas card loaded up for my new vehicle
  • Property in Wrigleyville with parking
  • A candy bar... maybe a Reese peanut butter eggs. Maybe the king size lol
  • Small shed and a few goats
  • An island lol

AND MY FAVORITE RESPONSE... "A new phone number"

Yes, baby!  Get a burner phone FOR SURE!  People start coming out of the woodworks asking for money that you don't owe them... protect yourself and your winnings!  What's the first thing you'd buy if you won the $750 million Powerball Jackpot?

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