Is there a big powerball jackpot this week? I see lots of mentions.—
Tony Ham (@TheTonyHam) November 28, 2012
Heh! Yes, the Powerball jackpot has hit a whopping $500 million.
ALERT: Powerball jackpot is now $500,000,000. The next drawing is on Wednesday.—
(@CNBC) November 27, 2012
Twitter is, of course, buzzing with the news. This Twitter user is already bargaining.
Lord, I promise that if I win the powerball, I'll tithe 20% instead of 10% BEFORE taxes. If you need more, just let me know after I win.—
☀Sunshyne☀ (@RandiMechelle) November 28, 2012
And this one is trying to cash in on retweets?
If he wins, and keeps his promise, he’s going to be doling out a lot of portions! It’s been retweeted 1,075 times and counting!
Thousands of other users tweet pics of their tickets.
Including the gang at “Good Day NY.”
Plenty of buzzkills abound, natch.
Justin reports the bizarre fact that you are more likely to die from eating a Japanese blowfish than to win the PowerBall.—
Tim Wieland (@CBS4Tim) November 28, 2012
Cripes! Way to crush dreams, CNN! Unless CNN is trying to keep all the tickets for itself? Dastardly, CNN. Dastardly.
And Twitter brings its signature snark. Snarky tweets? Priceless.
I just bought 10 tickets for the Powerball $500 million jackpot. Nine of them are for charity, and one for me. I'll decide which one later.—
RUTH BUZZI (@Ruth_A_Buzzi) November 28, 2012
"Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"
—Me standing in the mirror naked and covered head to tow with Powerball tickets.—
Wile E. Quixote (@ScottLinnen) November 28, 2012
My odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 178M, which, per Nate Silver, is still better than Romney's odds of winning the presidency were.—
Jerry Mandarin (@parksideq) November 28, 2012
If I win the Powerball jackpot I'm going to corner the market on birth control pills and sell them to libs for a $9 copay.—
Sean Hannity's Hair (@SHannitysHair) November 27, 2012
I don't understand Powerball…So, Florida is the swing state?—
mb (@imsure) November 28, 2012
Thanks for the giggles, Twitter! Good luck, everyone!