Question

I- Gloria MacKenzie, and 84 year old Florida woman, won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history. Her two payment options were: 1) receive \$35 million paid each year for 30 years (the first annual installment is paid immediately, with the next 29 payments made annually) or 2) take a lump sum payment of \$371 million also paid immediately).

If the discount rate used by the Powerball Lottery to determine the annuity payment is 4.5%, what is the present value of the 30 annual \$35 million/yr payment option?

II-Gloria MacKenzie, and 84 year old Florida woman, won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history. Her two payment options were: 1) receive \$35 million paid each year for 30 years (the first annual installment is paid immediately, with the next 29 payments made annually) or 2) take a lump sum payment of \$371 million also paid immediately).

If the discount rate used by the Powerball Lottery to determine the annuity payment is 4.5%, what is the present value of the last annual payment?