Mark Zuckerberg Wins Powerball Lottery

Mark Zuckerberg wins powerball"It's going straight into the change jar." (credit: Flickr user Jason McELweenie license CC BY 2.0)

The numbers for the record-breaking Powerball lottery have been matched, and you may recognize the name of the winner – one Mark Elliot Zuckerberg of Palo Alto, CA.

The Facebook CEO was visiting a local business to buy a slushy, and for fun he bought everyone in the store some Powerball tickets so they would have a chance to be a billionaire just like him.

“I bought one for myself too just to enter the spirit of the thing. Who would have guessed it would turn out to be the winner!”

Zuckerberg appeared very excited about his good fortune in a segment for the local news channel, which he had to concentrate to achieve as coming in to an unexpected 1.5 billion dollars is something he normally he wouldn’t give a second – or even a first – thought.

“I like to earn my money, but having 1.5 billion drop into your lap is quite nice, I guess.”

Zuckerberg also has the perfect comeback to lottery critics who say such huge winnings are stupid and it would make better sense to have a greater number of more modest prizes.

“Actually, it’s not really that much at all.”

25 Comments on "Mark Zuckerberg Wins Powerball Lottery"

  1. i believe almost all of y”all must have heard my story of how i won $758 million prize from sole winning Powerball ticket jackpot. And thank you all for liking my page here on Facebook and for all the good will messages i’m receiving from you guys on daily basis and i pray that as you have liked my page and celebrate me on my $758 million mega prize win, so will other people like and celebrate with you when you win the lottery just like me and also my great thanks appreciation goes to the Great priest Egwonga for casting these lotto spell for me to win and making me who was nobody before to be somebody relevant in the world today and viewers all over the world you can also make contact with the Great Priest Egwonga today via his website: https://greatpriestegwonga.wixsite.com/great-priest

  2. Testimonies are sometimes funny, because real things always sounds fake , believe me i won the lottery last week, the Euro Millions, it was a thing of joy because Dr. Suju told me it was my time to shine , but i thought it was normal ,because that’s what all the lottery tips and magazines seems to display, but at the end Dr. Suju proves his voodoo powers and gave me the numbers to win the mega millions, and i can say to you all Voodoo is real today i worth £54,000,00 ,Email [email protected]

  3. Mark Zuckerberg won the $1.5 Billion jackpot. They sure do know how to keep that money in the family. Gank the whole world in the midst of it. I’m glad I don’t fall for the lotto bull. They ain’t about to take my money and have me wishing for anything. Gambling and wishing are both punishable sins in the first place. I bet all the church folks be putting in on it though lol. They don’t care if they soul burn for it.
    They tryna get paid…

  4. And people still believe in the powerball/lottery?

    Look at you people in here begging like slaves. Humanity you have fallen so hard. Stop letting these rich f***s play you like this, its embarassing.

    Him winning is NO coincidence.

  5. Yes, please

  6. This would be exactly what my 1 year old daughter and I need to get away from allot of bad decisions made in my life. Would help me put my baby through school and put a roof over our heads. It would be such a blessing to be considered …this would prob save us from allot of the struggles we are currently going through. I rink this is a really great thing you are doing goes bless you and your beautiful family

  7. It would be a true blessing if you considered me and my family. I won’t put all of our struggles out there, but just know it would be an answer to prayer. Bless you and your family.

  8. Laurie shannon | January 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Reply

    Please think of me Mr.Mark Zuchrrburge when you are choosing who to give this too I work hard for all I get , but sure would be pleasant to open a huge salon for myself and several other stylist!!!

  9. Laurie shannon | January 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Reply

    I work hard for everything I get and would like to open own salon for several stylist and myself could you please think of me Mark!!!

  10. My name is joni Rollason however I go by brandie. I am 31 years old. I am a single mother of 3 children who I love very much. I recently found out that I have to have brain surgery for an AVM on my brain is was informed that where the Dr has to operate is right next to the main vain in my brain and it makes the surgery very high risk. I have looked into getting life insurance so if I were to pass away my children will be taken care of, however because of my condition I have been denied through every company I applied for.im just looking for a little help from someone. I have also been denied for disability 3 times and I can’t work. God bless all.

  11. Bernie Hassemer | January 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    Just do something good with this money. God allowed you to win it for a special reason I am sure.

  12. y’all know this isnt real, right?

  13. I would also like to share your good fortune. I won’t bore you with the reasons Why I really, really need the money but trust me I do. I have my parent’s, children, and grandchildren relying on me in many ways,financially being the most difficult. Long story, I’ll be more than glad to share with you personally.

  14. Everybody is in need of something and just like you i do like to earn my own but a little extra to pay the bills is good for me and my kids and husband thats having a little trouble g inding the money for the expenses cuse to sustsin a family in these days we have to work two jobs and the check gonr by the end of the month

  15. Kimberly Schell | January 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    Very awesome what you did and your kindness paid off you won What I would do if I won so so many thing I’m on disability and first thing I would get doctor bills paid and bills caught up and I would sure like to give to children’s cancer research

  16. Did you all miss the “Satirical Blog” at the top of the page?

  17. Whomever is lucky enough to share your winnings I’m sure it will be a blessing.
    Bless you!!

  18. Alejandro Magana | January 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm | Reply

    Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, hope this find you well. I’m would definitely appreciate your kindness donation if selected as one of your picks to share some of that powerball winning. I’m currently serving in the armed forces and just finished a masters degree. The funds would definitely help for me to fund a PhD program which I would like to start and also to help pay my parents home. I’m married with a lovely wife and no kids yet however planning to start growing our family. I thank you for your kindness and for willing to help someone less fortunate even if it is not me. God bless you and your family.

  19. I am sure whomever you decide to share your winnings with will be very honored and relieved. May your days remain blessed. :0)

    Amber Harris

  20. Deborah W. Cardinella | January 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm | Reply

    Congratulations. I’m sure you will do something with your winnings to make the world a better place for your beautiful baby. As you’ve said parenthood rearranges your priorities. My “baby” turned 26 on Sunday and I still see that little boy who turned and waved as he got on the bus the for kindergarten. I fear for the world he has to live in. But he’s optimistic and working his way to build his own future.

  21. Mark it is absolutely great to hear you have won the lottery and are willing to help those less fortunate. I typically wouldn’t do this but if I would be a pick for u to help out my heart would forever go out to u. I am a single mother of three small children just trying to make it. I struggle pay check to pay check your help would help my family so much if u choose me. Thank u so much for taking the time to read this and hope to hear from u soon.

  22. My boyfriend and I have 5 children. We have struggled throughout the years to stay afloat. Our lease is almost up and we need to find a bigger place. Our youngest son has had lots of developmental issues. We could definitely use some help. I would also help my mom. She is single trying to make her own way. She works 7 days a week ten hour days most of the time. God bless!

  23. Cathy Hockenberry | January 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm | Reply

    I’m a single mom, daughter, grandmother, and I take care of my live in mother who is 72 with severe COPD and doesn’t drive. I help my daughter who is a single mother who lives across bathe street from me and she doesn’t drive as well and works full time and I keep my grandson every other weekend. I take them both to their Dr’s Apts and helping take care of my mom. Moms retired but doesn’t get much especially with all her Meds she gets a month. I would definitely help them out and my best friend Lashawn who helps me out when I’m in a bind. I’m so happy for you and your family, you have a Beautiful family!!

  24. shirley louise perry | January 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    mark, how wonderful that ur arewilling to share thislottery,I played in a group and had one the powerball not as lucky as u were, but I sure would appreciate anything if I was one of ur picks. I have family I would help,have 22 grandchildren which is one reason I d like it, and am retired and not much coming in. thank u and god blessu

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