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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Vector99
You physically wouldn't be able to buy all of the combinations, and even if one of those tickets did win you are likely splitting it with someone else.
This CNBC article says it would take a decade to print every ticket if you did it that way, hah
The jackpot - won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball - is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments counting the first immediate payment) or a cash lump sum payment. If you choose the cash, then you get the cash, pay the tax, and can invest what is left over. If you choose the annuity, then we can invest the cash amount pre-tax, less an immediate first payment (more to invest means more earnings). With the annuity, you get an annual payment that is increased by 5% each year to keep up with the cost of living.
Each ticket costs $2. Powerball.com