Powerball jackpot inspires wishes, dreamers

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Don’t bother telling Wednesday night’s Powerball winners — if there are any — that a lottery is just a tax on those who flunked math. With a winning ticket in hand, or even just the dream of one, who cares if the odds against them exceeded 175 million to 1?

Last-minute ticket-buying pushed the jackpot to $579 million, which is how much a single winner would get if he or she took the money in annual payments over 30 years.

The winning numbers: 5-16-22-23-29, and the Powerball:  06

Officials couldn’t say immediately after the 8 p.m. drawing whether there were any winning tickets. But beforehand, officials had said there was a 75 percent chance that someone would win Wednesday night.

No one had won since Oct. 6, causing the jackpot to roll over 16 times. It  grows at least $10 million every time no one wins, lottery officials said.

Read more at latimes.com

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