Powerball, Mega Millions sales from big jackpots help boost state budgets _ to a point

  • Article by: RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2014 - 5:19 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets.

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