Drudge is LYING

The Drudge Report has this headline, “TAXING: $314.9 million Powerball win turns into $111 million lump sum payout for W. Virginia man…

This sure makes it seem like TAXES took away $214 million! But anyone who buys lottery tickets knows that you choose “payments,” where the money is paid in full over a period of years, or “cash,” where you get the present value of those payments which usually comes to a little more than half. The winner had chosen the cash option and received $170 million.

This is how they stir up anti-government sentiments. Are Drudge’s Republican readers stupid enough to be tricked by this?