80 Percent Of Number Combos Already Purchased For Record Powerball Jackpot | Talking Points Memo

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s all about the odds.

With the majority of possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game’s highest jackpot on Saturday night, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that’s after taxes.The problem, of course, is those same odds just about guarantee the lucky person won’t be you. The chances of winning the $600 million prize remain astronomically high: 1 in 175.2 million. And lottery officials said Saturday that 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased.


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