|Posted: August 2, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged|
I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.
Sorry, but flat out no. While I would be happy winning just $10 (as long as I end up getting back more than I spend on tickets, I'd be happy) but if I didn't want to win more than $1M, I wouldn't be playing the PB.
After taxes, that $1M becomes $600,000. I don't know about you, but by the time I pay off Sallie Mae and all my bills, help out a few friends/relatives, and buy a house, there wouldn't be enough left to live on.
Maybe if I were older it would be fine. But I'm in my thirties. If I go by my genes, I still have ~50 years or so to go. even if I didn't give away or spend a penny of that $600K, I could only allot myself $12,000 per year to live on so I'd be a lottery winner forced to keep working.
So, no way would I join your boycott or revolt. I say if you don't want to risk winning a lot of money, don't play the PB, there are so many other games that are cheaper and the payout much less.