The odds are astronomical, but a Floridian has the best chance of winning Wednesday's Powerball jackpot of approximately $500 million.
That's because we're No. 1 in Powerball ticket sales. Lottery officials note that since the game began its dry spell on Oct. 3, Florida players have bought $83 million worth of tickets.
That's more than anywhere else in the country.
"We've led the nation since we added Powerball in 2009, both in winners and in sales," the Florida Lottery's Shelly Gerteisen said. Of the 53 winners since Florida joined the 42-state game, four have been from Florida.
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