NETG Powerball Coverage Part 2 – POWERBALL Payoffs, A Little History, & A Little Bit of Humor



Match Prize Odds
5 Match + Powerball
Grand Prize
1 in 292,201,338.00
5 Match
1 in 11,688,053.52
4 Match + Powerball
1 in 913,129.18
4 Match
1 in 36,525.17
3 Match & Powerball
1 in 14,494.11
3 Match
1 in 579.76
2 Match + Powerball
1 in 701.33
1 Match + Powerball
1 in 91.98
1 in 38.32



Did you hear about the guy who put his Powerball ticket in a box labeled “Schrodinger’s Cat?” He figured without opening the box, he increased his odds from 1:292,000,000, to 50/50 – as long as he didn’t open the box!

A Man Wins the Lottery rushes into his house and yells to his wife, “Martha, pack up your things. I just won the state lottery!”
Martha replies, “Shall I pack for warm weather or cold?”
The man responds, “I don’t care. Just so long as you’re out of the house by noon!”

Did you hear about the new 3 million dollar State Lottery? The winner gets 3 dollars a year for a million years.

The best bet for a player to make is what is called a “Mind Bet” You stand behind the game watch the action and attempt to predict the winner. You never bet any real money you only bet in your mind. Last week a friend of mine lost his mind three times.


  • …if you put $20 a month into buying lottery tickets from age 25 to 65, you’ll likely come out with next to nothing. If you instead put that into a mutual fund, you would have $93,626.41, after taxes!
  • when asked if you’d quit your job after winning the lottery, you should lie. It’s a fairly common question asked by job interviewers: If you won the lottery, would you keep working? Companies aren’t really concerned about the possibility this would happen, and on some level every hiring manager has to know that most people would quit if hundreds of millions of dollars fell into their lap. Nonetheless, the question is asked because the answer can reveal just how little the job applicant cares about work and his career or the company doing the hiring. It’s something of a trick question, so pause before answering — and when you answer, don’t blab on about how much you loathe the idea of having to get up in the morning to go to the office
  • 5 years or less is the typical amount of time it takes a lottery winner to burn through his winnings.
  • …a little history – the first recorded signs of a lottery are keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 BC. These lotteries are believed to have helped to finance major government projects like the Great Wall of China. (interesting – gambling to fund social / public projects, hmmm….some things haven’t changed)images
  • …in America – The numbers game operated out of “Policy shops”, where bettors choose numbers, were in the U.S. prior to 1861. By the early 20th century, the game was associated with poor communities, and could be played for as little as $0.01

For more facts pertaining to POWERBALL today – click here to be taken to NETG Powerball Coverage Part 1 – What You Need To Know About That Winning Ticket.



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