No one hit Powerball on Wednesday night so the jackpot climbed to $94 million. At one time that would cause a stir, but today people aren't getting excited until the jackpot breaks the $150 million barrier. The 7/28/07 estimated jackpot of $94 million breaks down to $3.1 million a year for 30 years, before taxes. Think you could squeak by on that? Even the starting jackpot of $15 million will net you about $500,000 a year paid as an annuity. The odds are the same every drawing, so while $250 million sounds awfully nice, wouldn't you still feel lucky for a tenth of that?