September 23, 2017
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Comments for: No Powerball winner Saturday; jackpot now at record $425 million

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  • Anonymous

    Way to haul in the suckers for the State.

  • Anonymous

    When exactly is the drawing? Nice reporting…

    • Anonymous

      it was last night at 11PM

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the bigger picture, wouldn’t it make more sense to have 325 people win a million dollars that one person winning $325 million?

    • Anonymous

      The pot wouldn’t be $325 then. Just look at the pace the jackpot grows when it gets $100 million and over. They are estimating the pot will grow another $100 million by next Wednesday. The states get people to give up more of their money when the pot is higher and of course the states get more revenue.

  • Anonymous

    The lottery is taxation for people who flunked math. Now get out there and pay your taxes, and good luck. This was much more entertaining when we had people driving to New Hampshire to “pay their taxes.”

  • PaulNotBunyan

    “The Broadway stagehand said he usually plays whenever the jackpot goes over $100 million.”

    Forty million is not enough?

  • Anonymous

    I was just wondering how many households will go with out gifts this season because all the money went to powerball tickets?

    • Anonymous

      Too many I’m afraid

  • Downeasta

    Yes it would be nice to win. Lord knows it would be nice to see the family that no longer comes by to say hello. Alot of people could be helped with that money. Too much for one person alone. There are plenty of things I see I could do if I won to help the community.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a man buy $60 worth of tickets. Bet he is mad that he now has to turn around & do it again next week!

  • PaulNotBunyan

    It would cost over $350M to buy all possible combinations. The cash value of the prize is actually $278.3M and it will put you in the top state and federal income tax brackets for the year. So you’ll get about $163M if there there are no other winners to split it with.

    So you can see that the jackpot would have to be much higher for the payback to match the odds when there is only one winning ticket. Two winning tickets and it has to be double that.

    I pool with a friend to buy one ticket regardless of the jackpot. It’s one greatly overpriced long shot at a huge prize. Some of these people who buy multiple tickets for a game are not compulsive gamblers. They just don’t understand the rules and math.

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