Powerball fever is on, American Idol winds down and Star Trek boldly goes
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Two big prizes are up for grabs this week -- Powerball and American Idol and they're both captivating the Internet. But something tells me it's probably easier to win American Idol than the massive national lottery. The jackpot has risen to $475 million. American names it's new singing champ tonight and someone or someones could get super rich on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the reviews are in on the latest Star Trek movie and they are mostly favorable. A series of tornadoes has caused death and damage and Texas. And the backlash against Abercrombie and Fitch continues after its owner said it's clothes were only for "cool kids." Welcome to your online trends report for Thursday, May 16, 2013.
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The Powerball jackpot has soared to $475 million after no tickets matched Wednesday night's drawing. The $475 million jackpot ranks as the second-largest for Powerball and third biggest overall. The cash option is an estimated $302.4 million and the next drawing is Saturday night. [ABC News]