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The Powerball Hits $900 Million, Approaches Unicorn Status Ahead of Saturday's Drawing

There's never a bad time to win the lottery, but right now is undoubtedly the best time.

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Want to feel like a ridiculously successful tech mogul without doing any actual work? Simple. All you have to do is win the Powerball lottery Saturday night!

Of course, there’s never a bad time to win the lottery, but right now is undoubtedly the best time to cash a winning ticket. The Powerball, offered in 44 states and two U.S. territories, has reached $900 million, the largest in U.S history. If no one claims the lucky number combination for tonight’s drawing, the pot will jump to well over $1 billion for next Wednesday’s drawing, according to ABC.

That would grant the Powerball unicorn status in Silicon Valley, despite a lousy website and a horrible mobile strategy.

A $900 million pot means a $558 million payout, according to the Powerball site. Not too shabby, although CNNMoney estimates that the winner will actually walk away with a measly $348 million after taxes (thanks, Obama).

If you still feel like playing, the numbers will be announced around 11 pm ET on Saturday, so clear your calendars.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.