PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP)–The numbers have been drawn for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.
Before Wednesday night’s drawing the jackpot was estimated at $758 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When it comes to playing Powerball, we know the odds aren’t great. In fact, for tonight’s $758 million dollar jackpot, your chances of winning are 1 in 292 million.
So, why do so many of us stand in line when we’re pretty sure it won’t be us?
“Ya gotta have a chance,” said Frank Katona of Philly.
“You can’t win if you don’t play,” added Nancy, in town from Kentucky.
Kristen Bracey of Springfield told us, “If nothing else, there’s hope.”
There’s also “FOMO” or fear of missing out. Right, office poolers?
“If my co-workers suggest a game, I’m in,” said Katona. “I don’t want to be the only one left.”
It’s a small price for peace of mind, but how about a piece of advice?
Experts say you can’t up your odds, but can increase your pay out by picking numbers less likely to be played, like 31 and up… you’re more likely to win it all on your own.
So, will you try it?
“Sure,” said Katona. “Every little bit helps.”