I had a good thing going in predictions. My first two netted wins. The third was a screw up. I had posted my picks here on LP, but due to someone dropping the ball, my numbers didn't get played on Wednesday. (Note to self: never send anyone else to play your numbers.) So I played them on Saturday instead and they netted a win, matching 3+0.
The pb jackpot is up to $23 million. Okay, yeah, they say it's $100 million, but that's like saying I make 20k a year when I'm living off 14k after taxes. I never count as income the amount taken in taxes. It's playing pretend to believe the jackpot is $100 million if you can never GET $100 million. And in this case you can't even get $45 million (the amount the pb folks have on hand to payout), because you lose nearly half of that in taxes.
So if someone wins the jackpot they can expect to receive $23 million. Doesn't sound as great as $100 million, but it would still solve all my problems.