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A North Evans Retiree is the Winner of the September Powerball Jackpot Drawing

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A man from North Evans has registered the biggest Powerball lottery prize in the history of Erie County. David Yax, a 75-year-old  retired union carpenter had won $80 million jackpot from the Sept. 4 Powerball drawing. According to the New York Lottery, it is the largest prize won by any person in Western New York history. Rather than going for collecting his winnings in installments over several years, David Yax chose to receive a lump sum payout of $57.3 million for which he received about $38.5 million after-tax deductions.

Yax confirmed that he woke up at night out of restlessness and checked his phone to realize about winning the jackpot. After that, he scanned the bar code to confirm his winning and woke up his wife, Claudia to reveal the amazing news. And on Tuesday, he returned to the same Tops Market on Erie Road in Derby where he bought his ticket and received an $80 million ceremonial prize check from New York Lottery spokeswoman Yolanda Vega.

On winning the jackpot, Yax revealed that it is really fantastic to win such a big amount and this draw has completely changed their lives. Yax announced to spend his newfound wealth on trips to Hawaii and Alaska. In addition to this, he expressed his desire to open a new woodworking shop or pole barn. Yax purchased his $2 ticket with jackpot numbers – 4,8, 30, 52 and 59 and the Powerball number 2.

Powerball is a national lottery that is played in 44 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the US Virginia Islands. People visit a popular Powerball site (파워볼사이트) to buy lottery tickets and check their names in the winners’ list on a daily basis.

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Rural America needs help with Affordable Housing

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America has been facing the issue of affordable housing in major cities and fast-growing urban areas for so many years now, that we almost take it for granted. But what we did not see coming, as a nation, was the same problem sprouting in rural America. This is what is going on, right now, as people from all financial spectrums struggle to find a house that they can afford. Here is why and which solutions should be looked at.

Not enough Jobs, Education and Health Care Availability

What explains housing difficulties is the same as in all other economic sectors: The offer is not sufficient for the demand. And why is that, in rural America? The answer is simple: There are not enough jobs to be handed out in these parts. Also, the children lack sufficient education, and the people are not provided with good health care facilities. Therefore, you don’t find contractors that want to build more homes to invest in the future, in these regions, even though there are more people living there, every year.

Also, most of the houses that exist need to be renovated. They require new facade systems, in order to become more energy efficient. The people that live in these parts, barely make enough to make ends meet, and they have to pay higher energy bills, simply because they can’t afford new aluminium windows and doors, that would greatly reduce their costs. New sustainable materials need to be added outside their walls, to protect their home from high or low temperatures outside. But instead, they are simply fighting each other to find a house that they can live in, at an inflated price, and that won’t even provide them sufficient protection in the warmest and coolest months of the year.

Public Investment is required to start the Process

Money is at the core of the problem. To built more houses, or to renovate the ones that already exist in rural America, a large investment will need to be made. Since it is clear that private owners are scared to enter into this rebuilding of the land by themselves, the different levels of governments need to envision new help plans that will make all this possible. But it isn’t the only investment they must make.

Today, wages are not growing as fast as they were before. We find ourselves in uncertain times, thanks to the COVID-19 crisis and the current war going on in Ukraine. Having a larger part of the population to buy a house, is simply impossible in view of these issues. And yet, this is exactly what rural America needs. Therefore, young adults need to be helped, in some ways, in order to create a larger group of potential home buyers. This will help kick-start the market of housing in rural America, which hopefully will create a dynamic that will continue on, with wealthier individuals investing in construction, in these areas.

Affordable housing has become a necessity in rural America. Otherwise, small towns will continue to disappear. This is not a long-term solution for a growing America, that wants to lead by example.

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