Re: the Roby, Texas winners. There were 43 people that split a $63 million dollar jackpot. Maybe at the time Texas didn't offer cash option, or maybe they all agreed on annuity, but the narrator said it came to $39,000 a year for the new millionaires.
With current prices that's not really that much.Sure it's nice to have it coming in extra, but still. Since most people today might earn that in their lifetime, was the 'mew millonaires' just hype?
Also, at least one of them sold hisr annuities to an insurance companiys to get a lump sum (for a lot less) and at the end of the segment the general consensuswas they hit once and are waiting to hit again, since most of the money is gone.