Unless you’ve been devoid of an internet connection, human interaction, and your local neighborhood convenience store since Saturday, November 24, you’re well aware the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, November 28 is for largest jackpot in the game of chance’s history. And If you know that drawing is for the largest jackpot in the game of chance’s history and you haven’t been devoid of an internet connection over the past 96 hours, you may be aware of some other interesting Powerball-related news, too.
Did you know the jackpot is up to $550 million due to a lottery fever that’s gripping the nation? And that the state of New Jersey is running an especially high temperature, selling 3,600 Powerball tickets a minute? Or that the expected value of a Powerball ticket is in your favor anytime the jackpot breaks the $276,505,966 mark?
Sure, you’re web savvy, so all of those links above are already in your browser history. But did you realize if you can’t watch the action unfold on your local area Powerball drawing-carrying television network, you can watch it online?
The official Powerball YouTube channel is dubbed Powerball39. (The number probably comes from the amount of active Powerballs back when the channel was started in March of 2009.) It boasts 464,000+ views, 2,070+ subscribers, and 394+ videos of different Powerball drawings in its roughly three years and nine months of existence. And here’s one of those videos that watches exactly how you think it would.
It’s no surprise the view counts for the installments seem to be (at least in recent history) directly proportional to the jackpot. The most watched video to date with over 15,000 views is from the $327 million jackpot drawing on November 24th. Expect the $550 million version to rack up similar numbers.
Good luck! And if you do win the big prize, try not to blow it.