The Powerball jackpot reached $900 million on Saturday, the largest pot in history. It’s your time—this is the one!

According to the Associated Press, the drawing, at 10:59 p.m. Saturday night, will drive players to spend more than $21,000 worth of tickets every minute during peak buying times.

Tickets are only $2, and your chances are high! Yes, some dedicated gamblers have already spent $5,000 on tickets for this jackpot. But, as Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery, told AP, “It only takes one ticket to win.”

And if no one wins, there’s still a chance for you. The next drawing would likely go up to $1.3 billion, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

No matter that you’re more likely to be killed by an asteroid, get struck by lightning, and be killed by a vending machine than to win the lottery; forget those trivial warnings! Follow your dreams; play the lottery.

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