KCTV news anchor Ellen McNamara tried to explain how big this week's Powerball jackpot was to viewers in the Kansas City area (video below).
Using a large graphic, McNamara said that the $1.5 billion jackpot "is larger than the three [previous] largest [lotto] prizes combined."
NewscastStudio.com notes that those three jackpots of $590.5 million, $587.5 and $564.1 million actually add up to $1.7421 billion.
The $1.7421 billion is also larger than the later Powerball jackpot estimate of $1.6 billion, which was won by three people on Jan. 13.
FTVLive.com added, "Can someone get KCTV Anchor Ellen McNamara a calculator?"