The Singapore Prize is a form of gambling in which numbers are drawn at random. While some governments outlaw it, others support it and organize state and national lottery games. In Pennsylvania, for example, the lottery is known as Powerball, and the jackpot soared to $1.6 billion. The Power Play game pays out in lump sum cash to the winner.
Powerball jackpot surges to $1.6 billion
The Powerball jackpot is now the highest ever at $1.6 billion. The next drawing will take place on Saturday. It’s still unclear who will win the prize. There have been no jackpot winners in 39 drawings. The prize is worth $782.4 million in cash, paid out over 29 years. However, almost all winners opt for the cash prize, which is subject to federal and state taxes. Luckily, there are ways to avoid these tax bills.
The jackpot is so big that if all 734,000 people living in Seattle and Washington won the jackpot, there would be enough left to buy every single lottery ticket. Considering that the jackpot is so large, generous people could hand out more than $2,000 to each Seattle resident, every resident of Washington, and each U.S. citizen. And still they would have more money to spend. In comparison, the last jackpot was worth $1.586 billion and was won by California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Powerball’s lump-sum cash option is directly paid to the winner
If you win a multi-billion-dollar lottery prize, you have two options: a lump-sum cash option or an annuity. Either one comes with a large tax bill, but most winners opt for the cash option, which carries a federal 37% tax rate and any state taxes. Since 2014, no Powerball jackpot winner has chosen the annuity option. Adam Soloff, an independent financial planner, recently ran a financial projection for FOX Business.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your Powerball prize is which payment option you choose. If you won $1.5 billion in the Powerball jackpot, you will have to choose between a 30-year installment payment plan or a lump-sum cash option. A lump-sum cash option means you’ll get the money in one single payment, which is smaller than the $2.04 billion total.
Pennsylvania Lottery’s Daily Numbers game
You can win big with the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Daily Numbers lottery game. The game requires players to choose five numbers from a panel of six. The winning numbers must match up within the panel, and if you have a Wild Ball, your odds of winning a $500 prize increase to one in six. You can play this game online or in select retail locations.
The Pennsylvania Lottery has plenty of other draw games available, including Powerball, Cash 4 Life, Pick 3 and Pick 2. To make your chances of winning more lucrative, you can also add the Power Play option. This option entitles you to an additional $10 million in prize money.
New York Lottery’s Power Play game
The New York Lottery’s Power Play draw game gives you the chance to win a large cash prize. The Power Play number is different from the Powerball number, and it is drawn separately from the main numbers. The game consists of 43 or 42 balls, and each ball has a number that represents the prize multiplier. The Power Play option multiplies your secondary prize by three when you win.
Power Play is a game played with a multi-draw ticket, which is available at all lottery retailers. This multi-draw ticket allows you to play multiple times for the same jackpot prize. Each play costs $1, but you can win a prize up to $2 million every other time.