The rollovers have begun! After no tickets matched the winning numbers on Tuesday night, the jackpot rolled over from $40 million to a brilliant $50 million. Earning $10 million in one night is quite the feat, especially considering the average British yearly wage is around £27k. So what are you waiting for? Start playing US Powerball now and you could be a millionaire by this Saturday!
Would You Continue to Work If You Won the Lottery?
Taking the average yearly salary of approximately £27k, you would have to work for over 1175 years to save up $50 million (£31.7 million)! So if you won the Powerball jackpot, would you immediately quit your job or keep life as normal as possible? While it seems like 99% of people would quit their jobs, most lottery winners actually do continue to work. In a study of lottery winners from Iowa and Ohio, 63% percent decided to maintain their jobs. Another 10% started their own businesses. The rate of winners who kept their jobs went down when the jackpots were higher, but the average prize of employed lottery winners was a respectable $2.6 million. So would you start a dream business? Go back to school and pursue a career you’ve always wanted to have? Or sit back and relax on a tropical island, care- and job-free?
Bring Those Dollars to the UK
UK players, claim the US Powerball fortune for Queen and country! Purchase your US Powerball tickets by clicking the ‘PLAY NOW’ button you see see in several places around the site (for example on the right side in the top menu) and you could bring home $50 million to Britain this Saturday!