Poll: What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery?
Tonight's Powerball Jackpot is $212 million. What would you do if you struck it rich?
With tonight's Powerball jackpot at $212 million, many people are entertaining thoughts of what all that money could buy if their numbers come up during the drawing.
Lottery winners have different reactions to hitting the jackpot. Some quit their jobs immediately, some choose to keep working. Some go public with their big news and some remain anonymous.
Earlier this year, Forbes reported on how some winners reacted to their good fortune.
Louise White of Newport Rhode Island won a $336 million Powerball jackpot in February of this year. She consulted with attorneys and formed a trust that would benefit her family. After buying her winning ticket, she'd also bought a sweet treat – so she named the trust the Rainbow Sherbet Trust.
In 2006, eight coworkers at a ConAgra meatpacking plant finally hit the big one in a lottery pool, splitting $365 million in winnings.
Three immediately quit their jobs, while others reported to work just like any other day.
So what would you do if you hit the jackpot?