Powerball Jackpot Soars to $400 Million

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    You may want to pick up a Powerball ticket on your way home from work -- the jackpot is up to $400 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

    That breaks down to a $223 million payout in the 5th largest lottery jackpot in history.

    Hopefuls Share How They Pick Powerball Numbers

    [DC] Hopefuls Share How They Pick Powerball Numbers
    Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated $425 million, the third largest Powerball jackpot ever. The jackpot is the current largest jackpot available and the fourth largest jackpot in history for any lottery game. News4 Melissa Mollet asked customers at a local convenience store how they picked their "winning" numbers. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013)

    Granted, the odds of winning are still a (very) long shot: one in 175 million.


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