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The Powerball jackpot just hit $261 million - here's the best time

The Powerball lottery jackpot for August 2 has hit $261 million and the winner will be announced just before 11 p.m. EST. The Powerball lottery jackpot has hit a whopping $261 million , and the question on everyone's mind is "At what point should I actually start caring about the Powerball Lottery"? Answering this question is not so simple, because in addition to calculating the odds of winning a potential jackpot, you also have to figure out the odds that you will have to split the potential jackpot.