May the odds be ever in your favor!
Lordy, can you imagine what you could do with $650 million? We know we can!
As the Powerball jackpot continues to climb, Americans are hoping that Monday’s eclipse will bring them some luck—ideally in the form of a Powerball jackpot.
At a staggering $650 million, the new grand prize for Wednesday’s drawing is the third-largest in U.S. history. Now all we have to do is pick the right six numbers. There’s just one problem: the odds of winning the giant jackpot is one in 292.2 million.
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Fortunately, thanks to the eclipse, hopeful millionaires just might have the universe on their side this time around. After all, solar eclipses are thought by some to bring good luck. Miners believed an eclipse helped their chances of finding gold, while another popular superstition holds that kissing during an eclipse improved one’s luck—good news for anyone who puckered up while the moon briefly blocked the sun.
Hurry up and buy those tickets, and may the odds be ever in your favor!