The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

The Student News Site of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

The Edison Light

Powerball Mania

With the recent Powerball skyrocketing to $765 Million, many New Yorkers and Americans played for a big prize. With the odds of being 1 in a 292,201,338 chance, the hype of winning it all was real. The prize winners would have an option to receive  annuity payments over the course of 30 years or even a lump sum payments of $465.5 Million.

Hold a Playcard at the Amoco Gas Station at Amoco Gas Station at the Atlantic Ave and Lefferts Blvd  Photo Credit : Satbir Singh
Hold a Playcard at the Amoco Gas Station at Amoco Gas Station at the Atlantic Ave and Lefferts Blvd
Photo Credit : Satbir Singh

A $2 ticket went a long way for one prize winner in the March 27 drawing were the winner won the entire jackpot. The lucky winner who is from Wisconsin was able to score the winning numbers of 16,20,37,44,62,and the Powerball 12. While the retailer who sold the single winning ticket was sold in New Berlin 20 minutes outside of Milwaukee. While nine tickets bought in Florida matched four numbers and the Powerball and are each worth $50,000. Five tickets played the Power Play options, matched four numbers and the Powerball and are worth $150,000. (https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/powerball-lottery-drawing-for-march-27-2019-winning-ticket-sold-in-wisconsin-wins-750-million)

Thomas Edison Economics teacher Bonnie Weckstein said, “ I did play in the Powerball, but you gotta be in it to win it.” She also stated  “I frequently play when the jackpot hits in the multimillion range.” 

Sources

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/28/million-powerball-ticket-was-sold-wisconsin-its-third-largest-jackpot-ever/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ff13cd7acae9

https://nylottery.ny.gov/powerball

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