Yes, I'm buying a ticket. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we are looking at the biggest Powerball jackpot in history this Wed - an estimated $425 million up for grabs in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And it could get bigger if sales boom before the drawing, which of course they will. Even if you don't ever play the lottery, it might be worth spending $2 to get a chance at THAT cash!

Kimberly Chopin, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Lottery, says Powerball sales here in the Bayou state on one day — Saturday, Nov. 24 — were $2.1 million. Wowser!