With the odds stacked against players hitting the Powerball jackpot, the only guaranteed eventual winner is Uncle Sam.
The top prize has now jumped to $414 million, following no jackpot winner in Wednesday night's drawing. The amount has been growing for more than two months of twice-weekly drawings with no one nabbing the jackpot. Your chance of matching all winning numbers is about 1 in 292 million.
The IRS already has had a bonanza week: The person holding the Oct. 23 winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot anonymously claimed the prize on Monday.