The Powerball Jackpot Is Up To $800M, But Is It Worth It To Play?
At what point would a ticket's value overtake its cost?By Samantha Crook | January 8, 2016
The Powerball jackpot has reached a record-breaking $800 million.
And as the jackpot grows, some casual lottery players are wondering if it's time to hop on the bandwagon.
An estimate made before the $800 million mark said the jackpot would need to be about $1.7 billion in order for the cost of a ticket to be "mathematically advantageous."