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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $700 Million

If you don't usually play the lottery, you may want to tonight!

August 23, 2017

I am never lucky when it comes to raffles, drawings, gambling, and the lottery. I'm lucky if I play four or five times a year and win $5 on a scratch off ticket. But best bet I am going to play tonight's Powerball

No one has won since the beginning of June so the jackpot has just been climbing and climbing. 

$700 million!!! And if you opt for the cash option you'll get $443 million! I can't even imagine winning and suddenly having all of that money. 

I wouldn't quit my job, honestly. I love radio and I love what I do here at the Link. I would probably take more unpaid vacation time because I would want to travel. 

Here are a few tips if you plan to play tonight:

-The more tickets you buy, the greater the chance of winning. But don't use your rent money or bill money on playing. 

-Powerball research has shown that the top drawn winning number for the white balls is 42 and then closely followed by 19, 26, 35 and 16. The Powerball red ball number that has been drawn most is 20, followed by 35, 37, 2 and 31.

-70% of people who win use the quick pick option to choose their numbers. 

-Buy your tickets in Pennsylvania. This may not be possible for some as now we are on a time crunch. Pennsylvania has been the state that has sold 16 winning Powerball Tickets. (Thank God, I have family in Pa!)

-The odds are not in our favor to win. You have a 1 in 292.2 million chance of hitting all five numbers and getting the Powerball number too. 

The only real way to get rich is to work hard. Here's hoping that if someone wins tonight's drawing, it's someone who really needed the money and not someone who's already wealthy.