Now that's a lot of money. You'll get about $809 million if you choose to cash it all out. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/powerball-jackpot-hits-900-million-article-1.2490914 I agree with the bolded. People that spend hundreds towards the lottery seem to never win. It's always the ones that buy a couple or several tickets that win. I personally buy $20 worth when the jackpot is high.