Powerball's $1.5 Billion Swindle Of Americans | ThinkProgress
- If you want to go to the corner store this week to pick up a gallon of milk, be prepared to wait. America has been gripped by lottery fever and lines are snaking out the doors of convenience stores across the county.The next Powerball drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, will be worth about $1.5 billion to the winner. This is projected to be the biggest lottery payout in the history of the world.Why are Powerball jackpots getting so huge? Itâ€™s not an accident.