7TH LARGEST POWERBALL JACKPOT IN US HISTORY:

Tonight's Powerball Jackpot has grown to the 7th largest in US History. Tonight's estimated jackpot is $610 million. The cash value is an estimated $434.2 million. There was no jackpot winner last Monday when the top prize was at $550 million.  The last Powerball win was on Oct. 4 with a prize of nearly $700 million. Here are your odds of hitting the big jackpot tonight: 1 in 292.2 million. However, it just takes one ticket!  Do you have set numbers that you select? Do you let the machine pick your numbers randomly? Let us know in the Facebook comments of this status.

IS SNAX MAX THE LUCKIEST STORE IN VICTORIA?

Just last week a winning $5 dollar $100,000 scratch ticket was sold here in Victoria at the Snax Max at the corner of Mockingbird and Navarro. The ticket was $5 Rose Gold Riches and was #73 out of #75 on the roll.  Read the full story by clicking here. What some people don't know is that same-store also sold a jackpot-winning ticket last year.   Last October, a top Prize of $250,000 on a $10 scratch-off ticket Cool Riches was sold. It was #1 on the roll.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ODDS:

Millions of Americans buy lottery tickets each year, even though most people know their chances of winning are slim at best. Why do they bother, when taking home the grand prize is less likely than dying in a plane crash or being struck by lightning? Check out these odds that random things will happen to you.

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn't count on due dates -- and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.