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Sooner or Later...It Was Going to Happen

For 40 straight drawings, the current Powerball run has not produced a grand prize winner.  However, on the 41st drawing, which had to be delayed until Tuesday morning due to an issue with necessary protocols, one person matched all six numbers (10-33-41-47-56, PB - 10) to claim the world-record setting $2.04 billion jackpot.

That one person is from California. The winning ticket was purchased at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California. It's a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of around 43,000. Just think, someone walked into this convenience store/service station pictured below, plopped down some money to purchase some Powerball tickets, and now has won the largest lottery payout in world history.

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The estimated cash value is $929,100,000. Granted, when you figure in the 24% mandatory federal tax on gambling winnings along with another 37% on income taxes, plus state and local taxes, the take home could be somewhere closer to $250,000,000...

BUT STILL!! That's enough money to keep everyone in your family well off for generations to come, and still have enough left over to put a $10 million bet on the Astros to repeat as World Series Champs in 2023.

Another Texas Millionaire

This current Powerball run has produced ten $1 million winners from Texas.  That's what happens when you match all five of the non-Powerball numbers.  The tenth $1 million winner occurred with the most recent drawing.

Someone purchased that winning ticket from C's Speedy Mart on Bissonnet in Houston.

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Back to $20 Million

So, now the Powerball jackpot restarts with a jackpot of $20 million. If that's not rich enough for you, keep in mind the Texas Mega Millions jackpot is up to $154 million for tonight's (11/8) drawing.

Hudson, Texas Home With An Indoor Basketball Court

Technically in Hudson, this home at 328 Westwood Loop, Lufkin is a $1.49M basketball lover's dream. There is even a secret room, see if you can spot it.

How About We Take a Quick Peek Inside Shaq's Beautiful New Dallas, TX Mansion?

He's one of the biggest guys to ever step foot on a basketball court, and has got one of the biggest hearts off of it. Television personality, entrepreneur, and NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O'Neal has moved to Dallas, TX, and we're ready to take a look at his new digs.

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