Did Idaho Really Have A Ridiculous 13,922 PowerBall Winners?
Maybe playing the PowerBall isn't throwing your money away after all. Believe it or not, 13,922 PowerBall tickets purchased in Idaho won something.
These winning tickets may not be life-changing; some aren't even day-changing, but they are, by definition, winning tickets, even if they cost more than they won. Of the 13,922 Idaho winners, 12,907 won either $4 or $12, depending on whether or not they did the Power Play Bonus. Nine hundred eighty-one won $7 or $21 depending on whether they did the Power Play, and 33 won either $100 or $300 depending on their Power Play status.
One Idaho winner picked up either $50,000 or $150,000, depending on whether or not they did the Power Play. The moral of the story seems to be always to choose the Power Play. No one in Idaho or anywhere else won the jackpot, so now it will become the second largest of all time at $1.73 Billion or $756.6 Million cash. That drawing takes place tomorrow night.
So, what are the odds of winning the big prize in Idaho? We can only give you some statistics, and you can determine whether or not you want to play. According to PowerBall, the odds of winning anything is 1 in 24.9. That means roughly 346,658 tickets were sold in Idaho for yesterday's drawing. That also means that around 17,909,499 total tickets were sold. That means the odds of winning the big jackpot prize aren't exactly in your favor, but better than PowerBall tells us. The last time an Idahoan won PowerBall was in 2005. Of the participating states, Idaho has had the longest drought between winners. However, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, the Virgin Islands, and Wyoming haven't ever had a jackpot winner. I'd say we're due. The official odds of winning is 1 in 292.2 million.
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