By: Chapman Moore
4, 8, 19, 27, 32 and powerball: 10 were the magic numbers yesterday. These numbers could change lives, make or break an evening and go down in history.
The Powerball is the lottery that has very low odds of winning. The odds of winning the largest prize in lottery history were 1 in 292.2 million. These unlikely odds can lead to absolutely no one actually winning the lottery. As people do not always take the money it collects for a bigger prize every time. On Saturday no one won the lottery, so it was collected to the largest prize in history of an estimated $1.3 billion on the lottery yesterday.
Despite the odds, three separate participants found themselves $1.6 billion richer with the winning ticket in California, Tennessee and Florida.
The lottery had exceeded all expectations, even the estimate. This raises the question: what would students at CGHS do if they won $1.6 billion in the lottery?
“I would buy a small house, a bunch of expensive cars, and then save the rest,” senior Jacob Schoenfelder said.
“I would give most of it to charity, start a film company, and use the rest to live an average lifestyle,” sophomore Peyton Morris said.
“I would buy my family a house that is suitable for us and a vehicle for myself,” sophomore David Mucci said. “Some would go to charity and the rest would go in my savings account for later uses.”
Despite what may have happened, the powerball is over for now. Someone in Indiana may have won $1 million, but many of us are stuck a few dollars poorer.
All of the excitement and hope for a 1 in 292.2 million chance has passed and life goes on…until the next time we are presented with a challenge harder than being elected president.