Arkansas's first Powerball drawing will be tonight. You can watch the drawing tonight on KARK Channel 4 at 10:00 p.m. Drawings will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tonight's jackpot is $66 million.
For those of you who have a particular interest in the lottery, you should pick up a good read by Matthew Sweeney called "The Lottery Wars." Sweeney talks about the long odds of multi-state lotteries like Powerball.
"A mathematician at Stanford University, Keith Devlin, described the odds of winning a Powerball drawing this way: 'Imagine a standard NFL football field. Somewhere in the field, a student has placed a single, small, common variety of ant that she has marked with a spot of yellow paint. You walk onto the field, blindfolded, and push a pin into the ground. If your pin pierces the marked ant, you win. Otherwise, you lose. Want to give it a go?'"