If I win the Powerball jackpot tomorrow night, I plan to continue working. Working on a suntan, working on traveling to as many exotic places as possible. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. The February 1st Powerball drawing will feature a jackpot of $170 million.
A single winner taking a lump sum payment would pocket 106 million dollars before taxes. The price to play Powerball went up to two dollars recently, but offers bigger jackpots. If there is no winner in tomorrow's drawing, the jackpot will rise to more than 200 million. The odds of winning are astronomical, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning. Twice. In the same day. While being mauled by a grizzly bear. I plan to buy a ticket anyway. I'll send you a postcard if I win.