The Powerball jackpot reached a staggering $1.4 billion as of October 6, 2023, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association 

Financial experts offer advice for the fortunate winner of the $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot 

The winner faces a choice between a $614 million lump sum or a $1.4 billion annuitized prize, both before taxes 

The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET, with sales closing one to two hours prior. The odds of winning the jackpot stand at approximately 1 in 292.2 million 

Key challenges for lottery winners include overspending, poor investments, and requests for money from family members 

Experts recommend that the lottery winner hires a financial advisor, tax professional, and at least one attorney before making major financial decisions 

Regardless of whether the winner opts for the lump sum or annuity, experts suggest taking a "cooling off period" to make an informed choice 

The lump sum provides the entire prize upfront, while the annuity involves one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, increasing by 5% each year 

It's important to minimize emotional decisions when managing a substantial amount of money, according to financial experts 

This Powerball drawing follows a recent $1.08 billion jackpot win in California, marking the first time in the game's history that it has seen consecutive billion-dollar jackpots