This morning, officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold, one in Arizona and one in Missouri. If the tickets represent two individuals and they choose the cash option, they would split $379.8 million. An additional 8,924,123 players won smaller prizes. "There were 58 winners of $1 million and there were eight winners of $2 million. So a total of $74 million," said Chuck Strutt, Director of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
Previous winners of large jackpots have come forward after they have secured a lawyer, financial planner and any other profession that will help them move forward in their now very different life. It is impossible for their lives not to change outwardly and nearly impossible for them not to change inwardly. Even the 58 winners of $1 million and eight winners of $2 million who will not be named or viewed by a national audience will have different lives.
The Bible talks about becoming immediately wealthy.
21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning
will not be blessed at the end.
What if the same volume of spending were done for a humanitarian cause? What if people in the US gave $15.6 million per hour in $2.00 contributions towards reducing poverty, hunger, and sickness in our world? There would be a lot more real winners.