Didn’t win the Powerball jackpot, huh? Neither did we.
But two winning tickets were sold — one in Arizona, the other in Missouri. So they’ll be splitting the $579.1 million prize. Another eight people won $2 million and 58 people won $1 million, according to NBC News. So seriously, I couldn’t get $1 million? $1 measly million?
At one point, 130,000 tickets per minute were being sold, which drove the jackpot to that near-historic high. The next drawing will be on Saturday with a $40 million prize. I’ll take that too.
Part of the frenzy surrounding last night’s drawing was generated by the echo chamber of social media. We were inundated with digital messages telling us that this was a huge deal and you should go out and buy a ticket. (LOL… That would be us.) The Atlantic took a tally late yesterday, with thousands of people Instagramming their tickets, tweeting about the odds of winning, and taking to Facebook with their thoughts.
Do you still have $2 and a dream?