If you've ever had a windfall of money, you know there are always people (most from the government) who will have their hand out wanting a part of it. That would especially be the case if you won the $1.9 billion dollar Powerball. How much would you really take home? The actual number will likely surprise you even if your expectations are low based not just on national taxes, but also the state of Missouri.
There are numbers that are special to two Missouri families. Friends from those families have been playing those numbers in Missouri Powerball for 30 years. That friendship just paid them a hefty $50,000.
With the announcement that Wednesday's Powerball jackpot has risen to $630 million dollars comes the latest asking of the question that, if we're honest, we've all asked ourselves, "What would I do if I won all that money?"