To Buy Or Not To Buy A Lottery Ticket?

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This Zephyr-Hills, Florida Publix is where someone, we don't know who yet, bought the single winning ticket in the biggest Powerball jackpot ever!

Over a half billion dollars with an immediate cash payout of 375 million!

Of course that sounds like enough money to last a lifetime 10 lifetimes even.

But many big winners, often end up with nothing, in just a few years.

Jim Whelan heads up the Gambling Clinic at the University of Memphis.