The Powerball Lottery is now up over $850,000,000.

That's nearly a billion dollars.

A billion.

That's A LOT more money than most people will earn in several lifetimes

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The average American earns just under $2 million in a lifetime.

So, to have a windfall like this is unimaginable to most. And for many, it would not be the blessing that they think.

As a matter of fact, SEVEN out of TEN lottery winners end up bankrupt! For me, I'd rather have a small win.

A few extra dollars to pay some bills, maybe buy a car, or pay off a credit card debt.

As you know, the Jersey Cash Code Contest is back and you could win up to $30,000! Now that's a great amount to win. Doesn't change your life, won't create any new friends just looking for a handout.

It's a perfect win.

For me, I'd save a third, give a third to the kids and spend a third on a getaway.

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What would you do with $30,000?

Let me know on the NJ 101.5 app and you might hear your answer on the air!

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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