Yes, the Powerball is getting high - very high - $550 million. And NPR says your chances of being killed by a vending machine are higher than your chances of winning.
But could buying a ticket in the "Show-Me" state give you a leg up?
If you believe that a state's track record of winning tickets has something to do with it, then maybe - though the odds, in fact, favor no one.
Missouri Lottery officials are still seeking out the holder of a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.