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Huge PowerBall Jackpot Is Up For Grabs- Tonight's Powerball jackpot is over a half-billion-dollars.
After no winning ticket was sold in the previous drawing last weekend, the jackpot soared to 550-million-dollars. If a winner chooses to take the cash payout, that would net them a cool 335-million. If the jackpot doesn't go up again before the drawing, it will be the eighth largest in Powerball history.
How do you win the lottery? Well, the odds are astronomically against it, but these steps may help you feel better about your chances:
- Just buy a ticket.
- Pray a lot.
- Play in the office pool.
- Force luck on your side. Get a rabbit’s foot, a four leaf clover, or whatever object you think is luck.
- Make a wish.
What Your Tax Bill Will Be If You Hit The PowerBall Jackpot -Winning a massive jackpot like PowerBall’s 550 million dollar prize sounds great… until you think about the taxes.
Here’s the breakdown, if you take the lump sum. That option gives you a 335 million dollar win. About 80.4 million will be taken for federal taxes, then you have to pay about 114-thousand more at tax time because it’s considered income. But wait! There’s more.
If your state has income tax, you get to shell out that cash. If you have local taxes, you’ll have to pony up that amount too. And last but not least, if you cross into another state to buy the ticket, you may owethatstate some coin as well.
At least you’ll have plenty left over if you spend it wisely.
The Final Supermoon Of The Year Is On Display Tonight -The first day of spring is getting a special touch thanks to the moon.
The last supermoon of the year will be on full display tonight starting just before sunset. The Super Worm Moon will be visible around 7 p.m. ET and will set tomorrow morning at 7:30, so you’ll have plenty of time to view the extra large heavenly body, barring cloud cover.
The ‘Worm Moon’ reportedly got its name due to the ground beginning to thaw and earthworms reappearing, according to the Old Farmers Almanac. The next supermoon won’t appear until next February.
You Can Now Shop On Instagram Without Leaving The App
If you love shopping and checking out pretty things online, you already know Instagram can be trouble for your wallet with its sponsored ads and fancy product tags. But the struggle is about to get more real because the ‘gram has just rolled out a new feature that will let us buy items right then and there, without having to leave the app.
With Instagram “Checkout,” users can purchase items, track delivery, and get shipping notifications directly through the app. So now when you click on a tag, it’ll take you to the product details page like normal, but you’ll see a new option to “Checkout on Instagram.” And if you proceed, you enter all shipping, billing and card info right there.
Instagram has partnered with 20 brands for the new feature and may add more in the future. These are some of the brands participating as of now, and don’t say we didn’t warn you.
- MAC Cosmetics
- Michael Kors
- Warby Parker