Lottery machines across the United States were in overdrive Wednesday as wannabe millionaires flocked to stores to buy tickets for the multi-state Powerball lottery.
The estimated jackpot for the Wednesday-evening draw is a whopping US$320 million – flirting with the all-time high of $365 million, hit in 2006 by a group of co-workers from Nebraska.
On a much smaller scale, Canada’s Lotto Max jackpot has maxed out with no big winner for the past several weeks.
That means the estimated jackpot for Friday night’s draw will be C$50 million.
There will also be two separate Maxmillion draws for $1 million each.