Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 10.25.18
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel McAuliffe, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.
Florida’s population has surpassed 21 million people, according to estimates found on TheFloridaScorecard.org. The site houses thousands of metrics on Florida and each of Florida’s 67 counties. The Florida Chamber Foundation touted the news: “As the third largest state in the nation — that as of 2017 was steadily outpacing growth in states like New York — and with an economy that this year topped $1 trillion, Florida’s growth brings opportunity to our state.”
No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The next drawing will be Saturday.
On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina on Tuesday. But with two giant prizes in one week, it was hard not to compare.
Only three lottery jackpots have been larger than