POSTED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:38pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The rush for the numbers is on.
Millions are looking to beat the odds and the deadline before tonight's Powerball drawing.
Lottery officials say a billion tickets or more will be sold before the numbers are pulled tonight.
The winner will receive the biggest money in Powerball history, a jackpot of $500-million that's still growing.
You'll have to beat 175,000,000 to 1 odds.
For comparison, you have a better chance at becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an Academy Award or being struck by lightning multiple times.