Heh! Yes, the Powerball jackpot has hit a whopping $500 million.
ALERT: Powerball jackpot is now $500,000,000. The next drawing is on Wednesday.
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 27, 2012
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) November 28, 2012
Twitter is, of course, buzzing with the news. This Twitter user is already bargaining.
Lord, I promise that if I win the powerball, I'll tithe 20% instead of 10% BEFORE taxes. If you need more, just let me know after I win.
— ☀Sunshyne☀ (@RandiMechelle) November 28, 2012
And this one is trying to cash in on retweets?
— YA BOY BILL NYE (@yaboybillnye) November 28, 2012
If he wins, and keeps his promise, he's going to be doling out a lot of portions! It's been retweeted 1,075 times and counting!
Thousands of other users tweet pics of their tickets.
Powerball Photo Fever! 5,000 Players Instagram Their Tickets on.mash.to/118poDe
— Pete Cashmore (@mashable) November 28, 2012
— Mariah Calagione (@Cheers2Sumpthin) November 28, 2012
Including the gang at “Good Day NY.”
— Rosanna Scotto (@rosannascotto) November 28, 2012
— AudreyPuente (@AudreyPuente) November 28, 2012
Plenty of buzzkills abound, natch.
Heard on the radio this AM: you have a better chance of becoming possessed by the devil than of winning Powerball. #stillboughtaticket
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) November 28, 2012
Justin reports the bizarre fact that you are more likely to die from eating a Japanese blowfish than to win the PowerBall.
— Tim Wieland (@CBS4Tim) November 28, 2012
Cripes! Way to crush dreams, CNN! Unless CNN is trying to keep all the tickets for itself? Dastardly, CNN. Dastardly.
And Twitter brings its signature snark. Snarky tweets? Priceless.
— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) November 27, 2012
I just bought 10 tickets for the Powerball $500 million jackpot. Nine of them are for charity, and one for me.I'll decide which one later.
— RUTH BUZZI (@Ruth_A_Buzzi) November 28, 2012
LOL RT @kristinaribali: Yes a bought a Powerball ticket.No I won't tell you if I won.You'll just never ever hear from me again.
— Fred M (@fredontwittur) November 27, 2012
“Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” —Me standing in the mirror naked and covered head to tow with Powerball tickets.
— Wile E. Quixote (@ScottLinnen) November 28, 2012
My odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 178M, which, per Nate Silver, is still better than Romney's odds of winning the presidency were.
— Jerry Mandarin (@parksideq) November 28, 2012
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 27, 2012
If government seized the Powerball jackpot it could run itself for less than an hour and a half. That's how big government has gotten. #Fail
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 27, 2012
If I win the Powerball jackpot I'm going to corner the market on birth control pills and sell them to libs for a $9 copay.
— Sean Hannity's Hair (@SHannitysHair) November 27, 2012
I don't understand Powerball…So, Florida is the swing state?
— mb (@imsure) November 28, 2012
Thanks for the giggles, Twitter! Good luck, everyone!