Stephen Colbert warns 'moose-munching iceholes' against buying Powerball tickets

Keep your hands off the biggest lottery prize in American history. That's the message late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert delivered to Canadians on Tuesday's episode of The Late Show.

Talk show host tells Canadians to keep their hands off $1.5B lottery prize

Talk show host Stephen Colbert praises Canada for its maple syrup and Ryan Gosling, but warns Canadians not to buy Powerball lottery tickets. (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube)

Keep your hands off the biggest lottery prize in American history.

That's the message late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert delivered to Canadians on Tuesday's episode of CBS' The Late Show.

In a segment on the $1.5-billion US Powerball lottery — which organizers say is the largest in American history — Colbert made reference to Canadians crossing the border to buy tickets.

You can see that at the 0:24 mark in the video below.

"I promise you, if one of you moose-munching iceholes wins America's billion-dollar Powerball, Donald Trump will be elected president of the United States," the comedian warned.

"I will vote for him, because he's going to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada, and make the Powerball winner pay for it."

The Powerball draw takes place Wednesday night at 10:59 ET.

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