Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
What are two people going to do with $123 million after taxes? That’s what they received in the last big lottery draw.
I’m not a mathematician, but how many $10 million winners could the Lottery Commission have made happy, or $5 million or $1 million winners, instead of two people getting all that money?
How much money does a person need in a lifetime?
I don’t know the reason it’s done like it is, but don’t you think the same amount of money would be poured in if so many more people would have a chance at winning some amount of money?
Let’s say when the jackpot reaches the $200 million mark, then the commission could start dividing the wins into smaller denominations.
What a great idea to make a dream come true for so many ticket buyers.
I’ve never bought a lottery ticket because the odds are just too great. But if they were to institute my ideas, I might drive to Rosie’s Den in Arizona or to Primm to buy a ticket.
By the way, El Gordo, the lottery in Spain, decided to do this, drawing winning tickets for thousands of ticket holders instead of one big winner in a drawing it had near Christmas.