Lotteries Need Multiple Winners
It is funny how people seem to wait until the lottery jackpots reach a certain level before they jump in and buy a ticket. I am one of those people. With the Powerball drawing being worth over 1.5 billion dollars, people like me flocked to get tickets, yet my guess is less people tried to buy the 20-million dollar Illinois Lotto or $15 million dollar Mega-millions ticket at the same time.
I will take any or all three jackpots and be very happy with it. As a matter of fact, I would take even a 1 million dollar jackpot especially if I knew my odds were better than the other games. With that in mind, I wonder if the Illinois Lottery officials would re-consider how they award winners and divide up the jackpot?
So instead of having one $20-million dollar Illinois Lotto winner you have twenty $1-million dollar winners. With 20 potential winners instead of one, I would think that lottery sales would escalate each week. To make it even more enticing, you can even divide the state up by population and have a winner for each area.
Here's another option for Illinois Lottery officials to consider. Lets say the jackpot is $20 million dollars. The person or persons with the correct numbers will get or split 50% of the jackpot or $10 million and the other $10 million would be split between the best ticket holders in each region of the state. This would assure winners from all over the state.
As you can see, I have had too much time dreaming about being a billion dollar loser last week so winning a million bucks instead just might soften the blow. That the way I see it!