Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20139
 
1The Powerball lottery jackpot is up to 550 million dollars. Will you buy a ticket, or have you already bought a ticket, for tonight's drawing?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes57%56%59%58%56%66%45%57%58%54%90%60%**61%54%52%
No40%41%39%37%40%34%54%39%42%43%8%40%**33%46%48%
Not Sure3%3%2%5%4%0%1%5%0%2%2%0%**5%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%26%29%18%54%46%81%5%8%5%50%36%14%
 
 
2Do you always play the Powerball, no matter what the jackpot is? Do you only play if the jackpot is at least 25 million? At least 50 million? At least 75 million? At least 100 million? Does it have to be higher than that? Or do you never play, no matter what the jackpot is?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Always Play9%9%9%1%5%16%16%3%16%10%11%7%**10%7%11%
25 Million Jackpot13%11%15%14%13%13%13%13%13%12%2%42%**10%17%16%
50 Million Jackpot4%4%4%7%2%3%3%5%3%5%1%0%**2%7%4%
75 Million Jackpot5%6%3%1%6%8%2%3%6%3%9%0%**6%3%3%
100 Million Jackpot14%16%13%19%14%15%6%17%11%15%2%20%**17%9%19%
Higher10%10%11%11%9%13%6%10%10%11%16%0%**13%8%8%
Never Play42%42%42%47%43%30%52%45%39%43%34%31%**39%47%40%
Not Sure2%1%4%0%6%2%2%3%2%1%25%0%**4%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%26%29%18%54%46%81%5%8%5%50%36%14%
 
 
3If you won, what would you do first? Buy a new home? Quit your job? Travel? Invest the money? Give money to friends and family? Give money to charity? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Buy a New Home11%6%15%14%13%8%5%14%7%10%28%11%**9%14%7%
Quit Your Job11%16%7%14%10%14%3%12%10%8%13%30%**10%9%18%
Travel8%5%10%14%4%8%3%9%6%9%8%0%**6%12%2%
Invest17%20%13%21%17%13%14%19%14%18%14%11%**16%18%16%
Give Money To Friends And Family23%20%26%16%19%25%37%18%30%26%13%10%**28%17%24%
Give Money To Charity14%19%10%9%16%19%13%12%17%14%11%12%**16%12%15%
Something Else9%8%10%6%11%9%9%9%9%9%11%11%**9%11%4%
Not Sure8%6%9%4%10%5%15%7%9%6%1%15%**6%8%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%26%29%18%54%46%81%5%8%5%50%36%14%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.