Question one: Why don't these "psychics" ever win the big jackpot?The Powerball jackpot stands at $425 million. While that’s a big chunk of change, it doesn’t match the record payout of $590 million in May won by a Florida woman.
Wednesday, we went to see a psychic to get an improbable edge.
“I feel 14 is one number that I’m picking up…”
Springfield psychic Eddie K. is seeing numbers pop into his head – numbers that could be the ticket to millions in tonight’s Powerball drawing....
So we asked for Eddie’s thoughts on tonight’s $425 million jackpot.
“[Will anybody in western Massachusetts win a big jackpot?] I don’t think so. I’m picking up Pennsylvania.”
And as for those winning numbers?
“Because I’m seeing a cluster of middle of the road numbers….”
After scanning the field of numbers in his head, here is what Eddie came up with: “14, 21, 33, 42, and 47, and 17 is your Powerball number.”
The winning numbers were 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and the Powerball was 32. Eddie was wrong on all counts.
Question two: Why do media outlets continue to pay attention to these frauds and hucksters?