Lottery fever is once again sweeping the nation thanks to the record setting Powerball Lottery. Saturday's numbers failed to produce a winner and now the jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is at an all time high of $425 million. That jackpot is likely to grow as more people opt to buy lottery tickets leading up to the drawing so you could end up winning more than that, if you're the only one that matches all 6 numbers!

When you head to the convenience store to fill out your scantron form for Powerball, you'll be choosing 5 numbers from a group of 59 numbers and then the red/Powerball, there you'll have an option of picking 1 number out of 35. You know, even if you don't match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot, you could still win by matching at least the powerball!

Without a doubt, at some point today, tomorrow or Wednesday, someone in your office will get a lottery pool going and ask you to be a part of it and share in the winnings if one of the tickets matches all the numbers. With all of the last minute ticket buyers and pooling of money that will be going on over the next couple of days, we could be looking at a jackpot that could be worth a half a billion dollars!

What I find amusing about this situation is that this particular lottery game pays out big even when the jackpot isn't "big"! You could win $25 million easily on any other day and we pass that opportunity by, but when we here of the astronomical amount of $425 million that peaks our interest!

Good luck on winning no matter if you get in the office pool or not!