Things more likely to happen than winning Powerball jackpot

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -  A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

A lottery spokeswoman says Saturday's drawing will be worth about $700 million. That's because no one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's estimated $500 million jackpot.

Wednesday's numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63, and the Powerball was 17.

But let's put the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot into a little perspective. We put together a list of a few things you have better odds of than winning Powerball:

  •                 Becoming president.
  •                 Being killed by an asteroid
  •                 Writing a best selling novel
  •                 Or being killed by a vending machine