Thursday, January 19, 2012

Billion Dollar Powerball Jackpot?

Most people who play Powerball know about the recent changes that went into effect on January 15. The changes include an increase of 1 dollar for a ticket, bringing the total to $2 a ticket, beginning jackpots starting at $40 million, and a minimum of a 10 million dollar jump in between on draws resulting in no jackpot winners. This brings me to the purpose of this blog.

I kid you not, the other day I was watching the news and they had on a mathematician who was predicting that that this summer someone will will the largest Powerball jackpot in history, a staggering 1 billion dollars! The mathematician states that as more people play without anyone winning the jackpot the jackpot total will make huge jumps. So far, with the first non-winning jackpot drawing the sum has jumped 20 million. This already beats the standard jump of say 5-6 million. So the mathematician predicts that the jackpot will eventually reach 1 billion dollars!

So bust out your rabbit's feet, four leaf clovers, and gambling hands, folks! Start burning your candles and send out that energy because one of my readers may in fact become a billionaire this summer!

Good luck to all! :)