Mondays can be brutal! The feeling that the fun of the weekend is gone is a blur and a long week at work is ahead is enough to make anyone feel down. But there is some good news for those in New York State today.

To begin with, for many, it is a day off as it is Indigenous Peoples' Day across the United States. Secondly, the Buffalo Bills, The Giants and The Jets all were winners on Sunday in the NFL.

But the best part of this Monday may be waiting for you as the Powerball Jackpot has grown to an incredible amount. There hasn't been a Powerball jackpot winner since early August! The prize this evening will be at least $401 million!

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Mind-Boggling 2022 Moments That Felt Like Pranks

We pulled together a list of 11 inexplicable news stories that have already gone viral this year. They might seem like jokes, but we regret to inform you that they were all very much real. Check them out below.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

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