Did you buy a ticket for tonight’s drawing? The entire country has Powerball fever. And for good reason, the jackpot is at a record 1.4 billion, with a ‘B,’ dollars. What most people don’t realize is that the Powerball commission did this on purpose by recently making it much more unlikely to win. You’d think less people would play because it’s hard to win, but the opposite has occurred, as the prize keeps getting bigger and bigger and the mania surrounding the pot only grows. 

The local news loves talking about the jackpot mania. They especially love listing outrageous events that are more likely to occur than winning the jackpot.