This is more than enough to run for Congress....I could run for statewide office, but a White House bid is out of the question. $500M is really about 350 cash and after taxes probably around $250M.
With that you could pay your bills, have fun, help some people who matter, give some to charity, do some community projects, drop ten or fifteen million on a race for Congress and still have close to $200M.
Can you imagine going into Watertown Savings Bank and depositing a check for $250 M ? Lavarnway and Bellinger would be taking you out to lunch everyday, and you'd probably get your own designated teller.
Powerball is a long shot, but throwing ten bucks at it is no harm to anyone. Do it today at the Mayor's Bar !
Powerball jackpot raised to $500 million