It is up to 1.6 billion dollars, a record-breaking jackpot for the Powerball lottery offered in 44 states in the United States. That is enough money for each American to personally receive almost 5 million dollars, and possibly end poverty in the country. But since that won’t happen, buyers are forced to face a 1/292.2 million chance of getting it made for the rest of their lives. How small is that possibility of winning? Let’s just say you have a higher chance of making it to the NBA, being a movie star, dying on an airplane, being struck by lightning and attacked by a shark combined. Still not convinced? You have a better chance at becoming the next United States President than winning. Better start studying law and government and save a few bucks! Oddly enough, three Americans have received a winning ticket. Residing in Tennessee, California and Florida. The winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10. The three will have to divide up the money equally. Advisors of the Powerball advise not to take the earnings as a lump sum, or they would lose around 30% of the fortune right off the bat. As for Utahns, there wasn’t any luck to be found this year. The majority of buyers were forced to buy their tickets out of state, mostly in Idaho. As for the Powerball now, excitement is dying down as the risk-takers of America try their luck at yet another lottery with immense odds.