Tonight’s  Powerball lottery in the States has gone absolutely bonkers.

It’s 9:30 p.m. on April 15, 1974.  Canadians all across the country are glued to their televisions.  Many are hosting parties.  It’s a big night: the first Olympic Lottery night!  Yep it was a big deal….a really, really big deal…because that $10 ticket in your hand could have won you…cue Dr. Evil…one million dollars.  One million!  We snicker now, but at the time it was the largest-ever lottery payout in the history of the world.  That’s right.  The world.

Fast-forward 42 years.  Tonight, someone in the United States might win $900 million.  Or put another way…$1.2 billion Canadian.  The Powerball lottery has gone berserk and CityNews has the details!

What would be the first thing you’d buy if you won?

photo credit:www.flickr.com