The largest lottery prize ever won by a single person was claimed today (story here). It was some chick originally from Chile, and the total was $197 million. Man, I’ll bet the government loves that crap. The woman’s attorney says she’ll probably only get $70 million after taxes, only 35% of the original sum. I remember when I was a little kid (like 6 or 7), and Captain Crunch was giving away $100 in a contest. I was going to enter, and when my mom told me how taxes work and that I wouldn’t get to keep all of it if I won, I got really pissed and didn’t enter. I’m sure it’s a lot different when the prize is $197 million, but I guess I’d be happy with any amount someone gave me regardless of taxes.

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