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Still Interested?

Since the Powerball jackpot has now been won by three individuals, I wonder how many people are still interested in playing that particular game now that it has gone back down to its regular $40 million grand prize.

One of the lottery executives said last week that the public's interest in playing the game had diminished over the last few years. That's why they allowed the last jackpot to get so high--so that more people would play Powerball.

Ticket sales most likely started dropping off as soon as they raised the price from one dollar to two dollars per play a few years ago. So, their new strategy to get more people to play the game obviously worked--at least for these last couple of weeks.

But although the most recent whopping jackpot of $1.6 billion has now been won, I'm sure that at least a few people will still try for the chance to win the regular jackpot as well. Because $40 million is still a lot of money.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on January 15, 2016, 4:13 PM

I am thinking about buying a ticket for the 40 million dollar power ball contest.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 15, 2016, 7:13 PM

I didn't buy a ticket for the $1.6 billion, but will for this Saturday's $40 million. The former is the kind of money that ruins your life. After the big drawing, no one will pay attention to a winner of a measly $40 mill.