Not having a Powerball winner both sucks and rocks at the same time. while clinging to a losing ticket makes you wince for having lost $5-$10, the promise of a chance at more cash can make a loser pretty darn happy.
With no Powerball winners on the May 14th drawing (numbers: 8, 17, 18, 40, 44, Powerball 16– PowerPlay number: X 2), the estimated jackpot for the May 17th drawing with reach $97 million.
“every time I lose, I think ‘Oh, I’m not playing this again,’ but then I see the jackpot go up and I buy another ticket,” says Lisa Ruiz of Miami, Florida. “I know the odds, but I play anyway. I like the chance to win and the excitement, but know full well that I won’t.”
11 lucky people matched all five white balls, winning $200,00 each and four matched four balls for $10,000.
“I’ll be buying another ticket for the next drawing on May 17,” says Ruiz. “Count on it.”