Lottery officials in the U.S. say that Powerball jackpot has grown to over $1.3 billion US ($1.84 billion Canadian) after the prize went unclaimed yet again after Saturday nights draw.
When its finally claimed, it will become the biggest jackpot in history!
The prize is so big (how big is it?) that digital billboards designed to show estimated lottery prizes can only display $999 million as the current value of the Powerball!
If you’re planning on grabbing a ticket, AM640 wishes you luck; the odds are in one in 292.2 million.
When taxes are factored in, the winner will walk away with almost half the grand total. The government needs to get its taste! Even after taxes, the winner will still be worth more than Taylor Swift!
But is it immoral to offer this much money in a lottery? Is $1,000,000,000 too much for somebody who earns a microscopic percentage of that amount to handle?