Powerball’s $107 million jackpot was won by a single player, breaking Australian lottery records. Most of us had tickets and were hoping for the jackpot, but alas, it was not to be.
That’s a lot of money for one person to win. I think it’s too much.
Two weeks ago the jackpot was $50 million. I imagine that we all would have been more than happy to walk away with that – even though it was less than half of the big one.
So here’s my thought/idea/suggestion.
Let’s cap the maximum prize at $50 million.
If it’s not won any amount over $50 million jackpots to the next draw.
History shows that by doing this we could have up to THREE $50 million jackpots draws in a row. It would certainly spread the wealth and keep the punters interested.
Too boring. No problem. I have a Plan 2.
Instead of jumping from $50 – $80 – $100 million in three giant leaps let’s stagger it a bit.
If there is no winner for the $50 million draw increase the prize to $66 million.
Then again, if required, increase it to $77 and then to $88 million. As the numbers 7 and/or 8 are considered “lucky” that should surely entice a few more punters to part with their hard earned.
AND THEN, we can make the dividend $101 million.
Or, if we maintain the increment plan, why not $99 million?
Let’s at least try to share the wealth.