As of this writing, the Powerball Lottery jackpot is approaching $425,000,000. An incredible sum to be sure and close to the all-time record for lottery jackpots. Everyone you talk to has already bought a ticket for a chance to win the nearly unimaginable sum (yours truly included)! However, the odds of winning are ridiculously low at 1 in 175 million. Compare that to the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime (1 in 3000 chance) or the odds of being attacked by a shark (1 in 11 million) and you’ll begin to realize just how remote your chances for winning the Powerball jackpot are. Now for a much better chance at improving your financial position, you could enroll in CNA training courses at the Allen School. CNAs or Certified Nursing Assistants, are in high demand as are most jobs in the medical field. So the odds of you landing a good paying, stable job in a growing industry upon completing your CNA degree are immeasurably higher than the odds of winning the lottery. In fact, it is nearly an “even money” bet that you’ll improve your financial health by pursuing a career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant. But get yourself a Powerball ticket anyway, ’cause hey, you never know!