What to do with your winning Powerball ticket

January 6, 2016 By Adrianne Flores

Many are crossing fingers or praying to hit the $500 million Powerball jackpot.

It’s is the sixth largest jackpot we've seen in the U.S. The chance of winning is 1 in 292,000,000 -- pretty slim odds. But if you did win, legal advisers tell WDRB not planning ahead could cost you.

We all dream about what we'd do if we won the half billion dollar jackpot – pay bills, buy a home, a new car, even donate. But Attorney Doug Bozell with Frost, Brown, Todd said the smartest thing you can do is hit the brakes before you claim that cash.

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