PHIL COSTIGAN IN THE MORNING 6A - 10A
So by now, you've heard that Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts won the massive jackpot of $758.7-million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. After taxes, she'll pocket $443.3-million, which is still a staggering amount of money.
I'm honestly in shock that she came forward so soon. I would've likely stayed anonymous, or at the very least--waited for a long time until the fervor surrounding the huge jackpot calmed down, to avoid rats coming out of the woodwork and targeting me. Hopefully Mavis has put some precautions in place and lined up some legal advice and financial advisors for herself.
All of that aside--if you purchased a Powerball ticket and just poo-pooed it when you realized that someone else won the big drawing--you should probably double check your ticket--or tickets! There were 9,397,723 other non-jackpot winning tickets totaling $134,981,575--including someone who purchased a ticket in MINNESOTA and matched the five numbers without the Powerball, which is worth ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
The numbers again were: 6-7-16-23-26 and the Powerball was 4.
I've quadruple-checked my numbers. I still didn't match one stinking number, which has been par of the course lately for me with the lottery. You'll have that. But hey--the next drawing tomorrow night is going to be $40-million, and I'm not too proud to accept that smaller sum of money... should I score the winning numbers. You can't win if you don't play, right?