Transcript for Powerball Fever
Just hours from now, the giant power ball drawing. Perhaps later this evening, an american family with no budget problem at all. Tonight, man who has won the lottery seven times, is the quick pick really a bad option? Here's rob nelson. Reporter: Most of us have battled our inner procrastinator at one time or another. Tonight, time is running out. And $320 million is on the line. I need a lot of reminders. Then I feel like the pressure of the deadline. I need to get the ticket. Reporter: Lottery officials say 60% of the power ball tickets are bought on the last day. 2 and a dream. Reporter: But seven-time lottery winner, richard lustig, who wrote a book on winning the lottery says, waiting until the last minute won't give you an edge. Thinking that waiting to the last minute to buy your tickets will increase the chances of winning is absolute foolishness. Reporter: He doesn't believe in quick picks either. He says, you're better off picking your own numbers. Every time you get a quick pick, your odds are always going to be at their worst. Reporter: Either way, let's face it. The numbers remain stacked against you in a big way your odds still stand at 1 in 175 MILLION, AS MILLIONS OF çs Dream of striking it rich. If you need even more sobering numbers as you clutch your ticket tonight, consider this. You're more likely to become president, or date a supermodel. On a day like today, it's hard not to get caught up in the power ball frenzy. So excuse me for a minute. I gotta get my tickets. There you go, sir. David, if you don't see me tomorrow this is why. Duly noted rob, thanks.
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