Let the insanity begin

This just in: there were no winners in last night’s Powerball. That means the jackpot is now estimated to be $365 Million dollars, or the largest jackpot ever!

Expect lottery fever to be sweeping your office today and tomorrow and by Saturday there will be lines out the door of your favorite convenience store. Still, before you get too excited, lets do some lottery math. $365 jackpot really means a $188 million cash option. After Uncle Sam and the District are through, its gonna be something like $110 million. Yeah, I’ll be pinching pennies at that rate too.

Right now, I need to go pinch a few tickets…

3 Comments so far

  1. Medusa (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 2:23 am

    Whenever PowerBall gets above $300 million, I always buy a few tickets. Obviously the chances I will win are next to nil but it’s worth the few dollars I spend on tickets to have lovely dreams when going to sleep. :)

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 8:25 am

    Indeed, Medusa, the dreaming and scheming are totally $5 worth of entertainment in the whole thing.

  3. Don (unregistered) on February 16th, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    I love how people suddenly go into overdrive when the lottery gets in these 200+ million payoffs. Apparently they were all sitting around the house going “What, $1 for a shot at 90M? Like I’m gonna bother with that chump change. Now 200M? THAT’S worth a buck!”

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