According to the website USA Mega, if someone wins the jackpot (your numbers have to match all 5 white balls PLUS the red Powerball), and they choose the lump sum option, depending on the state they live in, they would receive anywhere from $370 million – $420 million in cash after state and federal taxes.
It goes without saying that’s a sh*tload of money, and whoever wins should be set for life, at least in theory. So, the big question everyone wants to know is, “What are you going to do with the money?”
Some obvious answers include buying a mansion, or a different Lamborghini for every day of the week, or putting most of it away in savings and living off the interest. You know, fun stuff.
But, the word “fun” is a subjective one. What’s “fun” for me may not be fun for you, and vice versa.
For one man in Vegas, his “fun” apparently includes a “bunch of cocaine and hookers.”
Fox News 5 Las Vegas reporter Ophelia Young was doing a live story on the lottery when she came across one man who was filling out a form with his lucky numbers.
After asking the man for his numbers, which he willingly provided, Young then asked the man what the’d spend the cash on if he won. And that’s when the Internet’s latest viral video was born.
“Bunch of hookers and cocaine,” the man said bluntly, with no emotion what-so-ever, on LIVE television, mind you.
“We were hoping for a different answer,” Young said, laughing. “That’s probably not the answer that we’re looking for.”
Yeah, but you asked.
In a subsequent radio interview, Isaac explained himself, saying he was caught off guard by the question.
“I had no idea they were coming up to me, I was on my phone minding my own business,” he told Vegas radio station KLUC 98.5. “There’s a mic in my face and I’m just caught a little off guard. I just answered the question and I thought I was done, and she kept going. And I was like, ‘Oh here we go’. She kind of made me feel a little dumb out there, so I gave her a dumb answer.”
Isaac also made it clear that he was just joking and there will be no “bunch of hookers and cocaine” in his future, considering he’s married with children and he doesn’t want to catch that fade from his wife.
This is what Isaac says he would really spend the money on (via KLUC):
Outside of paying the bills, and putting the kids through college, Isaac said “a nice vehicle” would be the first big gift he’d buy himself.
“My wife would kick my ass anyway,” he said, when it was suggested he stick with his original answer.
Over $600 million worth of tickets were expected to be sold between Friday and Saturday alone. The odds of winning are around 1 in 300 million.