NORTH TEXAS - Feeling lucky?
Well, this might be your weekend to cash-in. That`s right, in case you haven`t heard, the Powerball jackpot is now an estimated whopping $800 million big ones. cha-ching!
Is it any wonder why so many people have come down with lotto fever? In Nevada, a ridiculously long line formed out the door and around the block at one convenience store.
Guess much like Bruno Mars, they want to be a billionaire, so freakin` bad. Or, get pretty darn close to it, at least.
Did we mention the jackpot is $800 million?! That`s an all-time record in the U.S..
Okay, so you`re off to buy a ticket; but what`s your game plan? Do you go with the quick pick? Birthdays or anniversaries? Fortune cookie?
"Dumb luck; it`s just dumb luck that`s all it is," lotto player Larry Warren told NewsFix.
"Normally, I buy quick picks, but I do have certain numbers I take time out and put them down, birthdays and a couple of lucky numbers I`ve used over the years," Greg Greene said.
"I just do the quick pick, that`s it!" Geneva Nichols added.
"I have a very sophisticated process, let`s just put it that way," William Moore said.
Well, did you know some believe there`s a science behind picking the winning numbers? Of course you did, you lotto aficionado.
The folks over at the Multi-State Lottery Association report about 75% of winning tickets are from computer picks. So, quick pick it is!
Wow; $800 million -- a winning ticket would easily mean you`d have more money than celebrity A-listers including T-Swift and Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.
How about them odds?
Speaking of odds..we don`t even want to depress you with that stat. Let`s just live on fantasy island for now, and leave it all to chance.