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April 19, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Lottery jackpots should be divided

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.

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