CNBC to Broadcast "Jackpot! The Richest Lottery Ever" Tonight at 7PM ET

One-hour Special Anchored by Brian Sullivan from CNBC Global Headquarters

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 13, 2016—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a one-hour special, "Jackpot! The Richest Lottery Ever" tonight, Wednesday, January 13 at 7PM ET. The one-hour special will be anchored by CNBC's Brian Sullivan live from CNBC Global Headquarters.

While lines across the country are long, the odds of winning the Powerball are even longer. Counting down to the world's largest lottery drawing in history, CNBC will give viewers a lesson in Lottery 101 – what you should and should not do if you win, why winning for some isn't all it is cracked up to be and whose company you should keep with your new found wealth.

Throughout the hour, experts will explain how the jackpot is calculated, where the money goes, the real odds of winning and the psychology behind America's obsession with these big payouts. CNBC will also look at how the Powerball is taking over the Internet from Facebook to Twitter and beyond.

Additionally, CNBC reporters will be live from coast-to-coast with the latest including Diana Olick in Cleveland, OH; Morgan Brennan in Orlando, FL; Jane Wells in Houston, TX; and Scott Cohn in San Jose, CA. CNBC Wealth Editor Robert Frank will discuss where the winner will rank among the stars, celebs and business elite as well as what the winner could buy with their unprecedented winnings. Shark Tank Investor and CNBC contributor Kevin O'Leary will also appear in the special.

Follow us on Twitter @CNBC and Facebook to join the social conversation using #MyFirstBillion. CNBC will showcase responses from the audience across the network's stock ticker throughout the special.

About CNBC:

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