Lisa and John Robinson appeared on the Today show to announce that they had one of the three winning tickets from the $1.5 billion 2016 Powerball drawing.
Take a look on the sidebar in today's "Playing This Week". Most times jackpots are climbing.
Mega Millions has hit over half a billion - $530 million - and Powerball closed last week with a winner claiming $344.6 million.
And every time the jackpot rolls over and gets bigger, it increases the interest from lottery players.
While the amounts are still relatively low today, remember that the US Powerball climbed to $1.58 BILLION in 2016.
And we all get caught up in the excitement - and decide to take a few risks.
If you're in the state or country where these games are played, you should be gearing up to play right now.
The jackpot amounts keep getting bigger and more appealing.
Jackpots haven't gotten any bigger than the US Powerball when it climbed to $1.5 Billion in January 2016.
Your life will certainly change for the better and it's easy to get excited about the large prizes.
But there are a few disadvantages with these large number games, so think about these 4 points before you play:
#1. You share the prize and get less
More people are attracted and play in a large jackpot game, making the chance of you sharing the jackpot with them much higher. A 100 million prize divided among 10 players is not as good as winning a smaller jackpot prize of 50 million all by yourself.
#2. You may spend more
You might be tempted to spend more on tickets than you can afford. So always stick to your budget no matter what the jackpot.
#3. You might shift focus away
You might divert your ticket money from your regular game to the big jackpot game. This is not a good strategy. One of the Silver Lotto System rules is to play one game and stick to it.
#4. It’s harder to win without help
Always use PRO for the big games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, EuroMillions or Lotto Max. The odds are not as good in these games because they have a large number of balls and numbers, and usually one or two bonus balls.
This makes it harder to win, and you should use PRO.
When you do, the outcome is fantastic:
Ken, Still shaking from my win, bought your Silver Lotto system last year and have played lotto regularly since, definite small wins and a few no wins, until last night. Checked my ticket online and I have won 1st division $22,236,652.87. Your system works. Regards, Jason