Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 11:20 AM EDT Oct 16, 2018 Wondering how to spend your winnings from the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night or Powerball on Wednesday? You may want to consider the odds – because they are long. Very long. Your chances of winning the $654 million Mega Millions jackpot are a jaw-dropping 302,575,350 to 1, while the likelihood of taking home the $345 million Powerball prize is only slightly better at 292,201,388 to 1. The odds of winning both are 1 in 88 quadrillion (that's 15 zeros), according to CNBC. So don't quit your day job just yet. In fact, you are 258 times more likely to be struck by lightning this year than win the Mega Millions jackpot, according to data from the National Weather Service. (The odds of being struck by lightning this year are 1 in 1,171,000.) Other crazy comparisons: At 1 in 3,748,067, you are 80 times more likely to be killed by a shark this year than win the … [Read more...] about Mega Millions, Powerball: What are the odds of winning the jackpot?
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Rachel Premack, provided by Published 10:38 am CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 You're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery. But a mathematician who's won 14 times shares a few tips. You're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery. But a mathematician who's won 14 times shares a few tips. Photo: Kin Man Hui, Staff / San Antonio Express-News At least 25 San Antonians have won $7.5 million or more playing the lottery through the years. Click through the slideshow to find out how much they won and when they claimed their winnings. At least 25 San Antonians have won $7.5 million or more playing the lottery through the years. Click through the slideshow to find out how much they won and when they claimed their winnings. Photo: Courtesy Of Texas Lottery On March 29, 2017, Norma Rios … [Read more...] about Here’s how to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote, tropical island
This commentary addresses an issue affecting nearly any Idaho company that maintains a retirement or medical plan. The Form 5500 is an annual federal tax filing due for most plans by July 31 (or October 15 if extended, which most plans do). There are several exceptions to the filing requirement such as fully insured medical plans with less than 100 participants. The filing is reviewed by both the IRS and the Department of Labor (“DOL”). The IRS and DOL continuously assert that their reviews are aimed in part at identifying plans for investigation/audit. Missed, late, or incomplete filings may subject the employer to penalties of $2,000+ per day. The form is also signed under penalty of perjury by the employer. As such, the stakes are undoubtedly high, and it is critical that the reporting is complete and accurate. An ounce of prevention is certainly worth a pound of cure when it comes to the Form 5500. Errors are common, and … [Read more...] about Don’t increase your odds of winning the audit lottery
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New York Knicks don't win the Lottery, but can still cash in at No. 9 in the NBA Draft The Knicks stayed at No. 9 in the NBA Draft Lottery, but they should still find talent there. Is LeBron James down and out? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Steve Popper, Sports Columnist, @stevepopper Published 9:58 a.m. ET May 16, 2018 | Updated 10:20 a.m. ET May 16, 2018 Popper Shots: Sports columnist Steve Popper gives his thoughts on how the Knicks can make the most of their draft position and the Cavs-Celtics series. CONNECT … [Read more...] about New York Knicks don’t win the Lottery, but can still cash in at No. 9 in the NBA Draft
close Video What would you do if you won the lottery? Big spending dreams discussed on 'Outnumbered' Overtime Be careful what you wish for. The New Hampshire woman who won the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot last month is refusing to claim her prize until she's assured anonymity. And she may have a compelling reason to seek the guarantee. It turns out winning a jackpot of millions or even thousands of dollars can lead to financial ruin -- or even death. Several recent lottery winners have turned up dead in communities across the country. Abraham Shakespeare, who won $30 million in Florida’s lottery in 2009, was found buried in a makeshift grave under a concrete slab less than three years later. A woman who befriended him and offered to help manage what remained of his winnings instead murdered him; she was sentenced to life in prison. In Ohio, 47-year-old Deborah McDonald was run over and killed after leaving a bar where she’d been celebrating with friends. … [Read more...] about The ‘curse’ of winning the lottery?