If you notice a a larger than usual crowd of people at your local South Jersey 7-11 or liquor store today, it's almost certainly people who really believe that "anything can happen in Jersey". 

The Powerball jackpot has reached $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.

If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in tonight's drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.

A jackpot winner could opt for a $422 million annuity paid out over 29 years or a $291 million lump sum. The prize would rank as the nation's 11th largest.

The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.

Remember though, one of this year's biggest lottery jackpots was a $429 Million Powerball payday won by a family of eight from Trenton on the purchase of a $2 ticket!  Maybe anything can happen in Jersey... just not likely by me.

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