We might not learn right away who the holders of the four winning Powerball tickets are. According to Joe
Mahoney, spokesman for the Multistate Lottery Association, the winners are usually encouraged by their state lotteries to take a couple of days and get financial
and legal advice before claiming their prize.
Some people don´t want to wait and come forward immediately. In fact, he says, the nine security guards
who shared a 130 (m) million dollar jackpot last year in New Mexico came forward the next day. Mahoney says he expects the four winners to each take the
cash option — a lump-sum payment of 41-point-four (m) million dollars a piece.