Yesterday's jackpot was the third largest jackpot in Powerball history and people came in droves to get a piece of that American dream. Turns out the odds on becoming an instant millionaire are pretty slim.

The free powerball simulator that can found by clicking here shows how hard it really is.

Here's a look on how I did using the simulator, and I did not fair well. After spending $300,000 on 150,000 games, I only lost $274, 612. Granted I don't play THAT much, but I do buy the occasional ticket every now and then. Give it a try and see your chances.

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