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Things more likely to happen to you than winning the Powerball

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This jackpot has smashed world records.

It's now at 1.5 billion dollars, and that number might climb even higher today if people keep buying the tickets.

According to Iowa Lottery, three of the top retailers in Iowa selling the most lottery tickets are three different Hy-Vees in Cedar Rapids. 

Your chances of winning are one in 292.2 million.

In fact here are some things more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery:

1. You are more likely to become the President of the United States. The odds are one in 10 million for that.
2. You are more likely to drown specifically in the bathtub. The odds for that are one in 840,000
3. You're more likely to win an Oscar; that's one in 11,500
4. You are more likely to become an astronaut. Chances of that are one in 12.1 million 
5. You are more likely to be killed by a vending machine. Chances of that are one in 112 million.

But it's still fun to join in! You can get your Powerball Jackpot ticket today until the drawing at 10 tonight.  

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