What Lottery Winners Bought First With Their Winnings
- The $700 Powerball jackpot — the tenth largest in US history — is up for grabs on Saturday night.
- Winning a giant sum of money can open up a world of possibilities, from a new house to a giant charity donation.
- Here’s how some of the revealed winners splashed their cash on when they found out they were rich.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Millions are asking themselves this question as they vie for the tenth-largest lottery prize in US history – the $700 million Powerball jackpot. The drawing will take place Saturday evening at 10:59 p.m. ET.
In January, someone snagged the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot on a ticket purchased in Maine. And last November, a winning ticket for the largest Powerball jackpot was purchased at an auto shop in Altadena, California, for a staggering $2.04 billion prize.
Hitting the jackpot can open a world of possibilities for lottery winners, who may finally be able to buy a new house, find a new job they are passionate about, or create an organization focused on a cause they care for.
However, landing the jackpot can also take a turn for the worst. In fact, many lottery winners end up blowing it all.
Here are the first things 14 different lottery winners splashed their cash on.