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May 16, 2013

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Hi, Steve. When the jackpot really gets up there like it was over the weekend, we do hear from folks who say that one person doesn’t need all that money. But the fact is that people vote with their pocketbooks on this issue, and sales follow the jackpot up. The bigger the jackpot gets, the higher sales go. So it seems that a whole lot of people do want all that money to themselves! (But don’t forget it is possible for more than one ticket to win the jackpot, in which case, it will be split.)

when the power ball gets that high there should be a bunch of winning numbers chosen that way more people get a chance at getting something. no one or 2 people need an amount of money like that. you would get way more people playing it if the odds were better.

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