Nov. 23, 2012: Michael Arrington, left, buys a Powerball ticket from cashier Lee Heilig, right, at a DeliMart convenience store in Iowa City, Iowa.AP
The current Powerball jackpot is seen on a computer screen in Georgia.AP
A vendor, left, receives money for a lottery purchase in New York.AP
A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Swollen by an estimated $289 million in tickets sold since Saturday's drawing yielded no winners, the jackpot has reached $550 million — $327 million for the cash option — for Wednesday night's drawing. It's the highest Powerball ever, and second only to March's $656 million Mega Millions prize among U.S. lottery jackpots. But would winning bring you happiness?