U.S. gripped by lottery fever as Powerball jackpot grows

U.S. gripped by lottery fever as Powerball jackpot grows

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America has started to lose its damn mind with lottery fever after the current Powerball jackpot grew to over $1 billion following Saturday’s winner-less drawing

And we’re not just talking about terrible math.

Math is hard#Powerball pic.twitter.com/Md3BetFZQd

— Tyler Roney (@TylerJRoney) January 11, 2016

No, the country is becoming obsessed with Powerball and its huge jackpot. Of course, $1.4 billion is an almost unfathomable amount of money for anyone this side of Warren Buffet, but the actual payout is much lower; MarketWatch estimates that a cash payout would, depending on state taxes, yield a winner less than $300 million in total. Not that $300 million is anything to complain about, of course. Read more…

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U.S. gripped by lottery fever as Powerball jackpot grows