$656 million: The only jackpot in history that's been bigger
- This Powerball jackpot is the second largest jackpot in world lottery history, trailing only a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.
1 in 174 million: The odds of winning this Powerball jackpot
- Yet on the Internet, optimism reigned.
$214 million: How much Americans are expected to spend
- Americans are estimated to spend $214 million buying tickets to have a chance at winning the jackpot, reports The Associated Press. And all those players have big plans.
$360 million: The cash payout
- Don't want the annuity? Then take the cash payout. That will pay a few bills - and then some.