Willful Ignorance of Probability Propels Powerball Jackpot to $500 Million

Ticket sales are so brisk for Wednesday’s drawing that lottery officials have bumped up the previously announced $425 million top-prize number, making this the largest Powerball yet and the second-largest lottery jackpot ever offered. After the sheer volume of drawing-related local-news coverage and Facebook posts we’re about to endure, we all deserve to win. [CBS Philly]