Record Powerball jackpot

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The prize for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will be at least $500 million, USA Today reported.
The jackpot is the highest amount ever for Powerball, and the second-biggest lottery jackpot ever. In March, a Mega Millions jackpot reached a staggering $656 million.
The odds of selecting the correct six number combination for the Powerball are only about 1 in 175 million. Those figures have not discouraged millions of players from purchasing tickets at $2 apiece.
Ticket sales on the day of the drawing typically account for 60 percent of the total amount sold, according to lottery officials, who expect that more than 6 million tickets will be sold per hour on Wednesday.
If taken as a lump sum, Wednesday's winning ticket could be cashed out for approximately $327 million after taxes, the Chicago Tribune said.

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