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.”

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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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