The amount of money at stake grows daily and the higher it gets, the more people get interested. People start to line up for a chance to try their luck. At this point it does not seem to be so much if the Jackpot will hit, but who will get to cash it in.
As states continue to struggle to balance their budgets many are looking to unconventional sources for revenue. One increasingly popular solution is to increase the amount of gambling authorized in the state. This may be bad news to many Native American tribes who have become used to the near monopoly they have had on the gaming industry in many states, with gambling revenue for tribes topping $26.5 billion by some estimates.