Millions of lottery players in the United States have once again tried their luck, hoping to win the unprecedented Powerball jackpot, estimated at $1,900 million. Monday night draw has been postponed due to security protocols.
This “jackpot” is almost $400 million higher than the previous record and will continue to grow until someone wins it, according to the Associated Press (AP).
At the current exchange rate, the dollar surcharge is similar in value to euros.
The draw, scheduled for Monday evening (beginning Tuesday in mainland Portugal), has been postponed due to security protocols.
“Once the necessary security protocols are in place, the draw will be conducted under the supervision of lottery security personnel and independent auditors. Winning numbers will be posted as soon as they become available,” the California Lottery said in a statement. CNN.
Only four previous players have won $1 billion in prizes, but none of them have come close to the current prize pool, which started at $20 million on August 6 and has continued ever since. three months without a win grew more and more.
The winner who chooses the lump sum payment will receive approximately US$929.1 million, while those who choose to receive annually for 29 years will raise US$1900 million.
Even if more people are attracted to the game due to the huge prize pool, spending two dollars on each Poweball ticket is difficult.The one in 292.2 million odds of winning means there’s still a good chance of another draw taking place without the jackpot being hit.
In this case, the jackpot draw on Wednesday will be more than two billion dollars.
The fact that 40 draws have already gone by without a winner makes one wonder if something is wrong. But the game is designed in such a way, with one in 292 million chancetherefore, it is difficult to single out someone until the high cost attracts more players.
Higher sales also mean that the lottery raises more money for community programs, which is one of the purposes of this type of game.
Like EuroMillions in Europe or Totoloto in Portugal, players can choose numbers, but the vast majority let the machine choose randomly.
Powerball winners must decide whether they want to receive the full amount at once or receive the full amount over 29 years.
Either way, federal taxes are levied on the value, cutting the markup by more than a third. Many US states tax lottery winnings, which also affects the final cost.
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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has just resumed crew training on its Airbus A380, showing positive signs that the superjumbo is back in the sky. Like many airlines around the world, Etihad suspended flights with this model after the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, when the number of passengers fell and the UAE closed its borders.
Last April, the airline announced it was suspending its entire A380 fleet indefinitely to prioritize operations with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-1000, which are considered more sustainable and cost-effective models.
As a result, 10 A380s were sent for long-term storage to special bases in France and Spain, where they were supposed to be on a permanent basis, then-CEO Tony Douglas said. came to warn that cannot be reactivated due to their high cost of ownership and the operator’s commitment to protecting the environment.
However, due to rising demand for passenger travel worldwide, the airline plans to bring back some of the giants very soon, according to a tweet from aviation expert Zulkarnain. In the post (below), he says that Etihad has just started training the A380 crew. He reveals that the comeback will take place next year and that the date will be confirmed soon.
We have just been informed that crew training has resumed.
This Wednesday, the labor secretary said the government is trying to ensure that pension increases begin to be paid in January and that differentials restore the amount provided in the formula.
“We expect this to happen as soon as possible,” said the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Méndez Godinho, when asked if pensioners would start receiving the new pension as early as January 2023. a commitment that we have made and today we had the calculations and forecasts presented by INE” according to which the government “will adjust the value to be updated in 2023 as a result of the most recent inflation data,” he said.
According to the minister, from January 2, 2023, pensions of up to 960 euros will be updated by 4.83%, which is basically the value that is the necessary differential to achieve the exact value provided in the formula. [de cálculo]in addition to the already paid half board.
For pensions from 960 euros to six AI, the increase will be 4.49%, and for pensions over six AI, the increase will be 3.89%, Ana Mendez Godinho specified, noting that “the AI itself will be updated by 8.4%”. , becoming 480 euros”. That is, he gave an example, “to a pension of 500 euros there will be an increase of about 24 euros.”
The Minister assured that “pensions are still not cut” and that “a decree will be issued to adjust these differential values to ensure that the sum between the two parts, between the half pension [que já foi paga] and this update that happens in 2023 guarantees exactly the same value [que] will give when applying the formula.
Ana Méndez Godinho spoke in Santarém on the sidelines of the Qualification Centers meeting, which takes place at the National Center for Agricultural Exhibitions and Markets under the motto “Transforming the PRR Program for Qualifications”.
IAS to be updated by 8.4% in 2023
The value of the Social Assistance Index (IAS) will be updated to 8.4% instead of 8% in 2023, increasing to 480.43 euros, the Ministry of Social Affairs announced today.
These adjustments, whether when updating IFRS or pensions, are based on inflation data released today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which shows that the average inflation over the past 12 months, excluding housing (which usually serves as a benchmark for IAS and pension updates) was 7.46% in November, accelerating from 6.83% in the previous month.
The Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Protection said in a statement that the IAS – an index used to differentiate the renewal of pensions depending on their monthly value – will have “an increase of 8.4% in 2023, from 443.20 euros to 480.43 Euro. “.
Initially, the Government mentioned that IAS would be updated by 8%, recognizing that the value would be adjusted if the resulting inflation was higher than estimated.