$1 Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Sold at New York State Stewart’s Shop
While the winning Powerball jackpot ticket may have been purchased outside of New York, there were still plenty of big winners across the Empire State. In fact, a second-prize $1 million dollar winning ticket was recenlty sold at one of New York state's most popular convenience store chains.
Seems appropriate that the winning ticket would be sold in the town where this franchise was founded back in 1945.
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WNYT is reporting that the second-prize $1 million Powerball ticket was sold at a Stewart's Shop store in Ballston Spa, NY. While you may be quick to want to congratulate the state's newest millionaire, you have to also figure in the taxes.
According to Talent.com's income tax calculator, $1 million dollars in New York state in the year 2023 will roughly equal $568,033 with taxes taken out.
The first-place $1.765 billion winning ticket was sold in Fraser, California. That makes it the second-largest Powerball jackpot and U.S. lottery jackpot ever won.
Patch is reporting that there were two third-place $50,000 dollar winners in the Mid-Hudson Valley area. A winning ticket was sold at a Smokes 4 Less store in Hyde Park, and another at Petroleum Inc in Middletown.
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That Time When a New York Man Sued For All the Money On Earth
Who could forget that time in 2014 when a 62 year-old New York man attempted the largest suit in the history for humanity? And from the looks of it, he was going after just about everyone who had gotten in his path.
Huffington Post reports that man reportedly sued all of New York City, plus a bakery, a Kmart, NYC Transit, two hospitals, and a dog owner - who he claims allowed their dog to bit him on the finger.
How much? Two undecillion dollars. Let's spell it out. $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That's a two followed by 36 zeros.
The NY Post says he wrote the suit out by hand that rambled on for 22 pages. He was reportedly seeking damages for "civil rights violations, personal injury, discrimination on national origin, retaliation, harassment, fraud, attempted murder, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy to defraud".
The man had planned to represent himself in court, and claimed all the pain and damages he has suffered can't be measured by money. He claims his pain is therefore, priceless.
It is uncertain whatever became of this man, though we hope he is happy and content wherever he may be.
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