Tonight’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to $500 million, making it one of the largest lottery prizes in history. Million of Americans in 44 states are lining up for tickets and TV newsers are no exception. The jackpot has been covered on a variety of morning shows, newscasts and social media platforms. While many newsers are hoping to win the payout themselves, others are focusing on the difficulty of picking the correct set of numbers.
Fox Business’ Cheryl Casone made an appearance on Fox News Channel to discuss the odds of winning, which aren’t particularly strong. Casone reports that the odds are 1 in 292 million, making it more likely that someone gets elected as President of the United States than cashing in.
CNN aired a story about previous winners and everyone is tweeting about the $500 million prize:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 6, 2016
There's not been a winner in more than 2 months, so the jackpot in tonight's Powerball drawing has climbed to $450M pic.twitter.com/cW9iph7UH6
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 6, 2016
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 6, 2016
I just put a sweetass jet on layaway. #Powerball
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) January 6, 2016
Lottery officials say Powerball jackpot has been increased to $500M for tonight's drawing, the 6th largest jackpot for any US lottery game.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 6, 2016
— Jenna Lee (@JennaLeeUSA) January 6, 2016
— New Day (@NewDay) January 6, 2016