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Texans Test Their Luck With Record Powerball Jackpot
Soaring sales have shot the Powerball Jackpot up to a record $500 million, with a cash value of $327 million.
Since last week sales in Texas have increased 710 percent.
This is the largest Powerball jackpot in history and the second largest jackpot in the history for any lottery game.
The odds of winning the full amount are one in 175,223,510, but the overall odds of winning any prize are one in 32.
Powerball players win the jackpot by correctly matching five numbers from a field of 59, plus the Powerball number from a field of 35.
According to Forbes, winning the $500 million Powerball drawing would mean that you made more money this year than these celebrities made last year (in millions):
• Oprah Winfrey $165
• Donald Trump $63
• Lady Gaga $52
• Justin Bieber $55
• Kim Kardashian $18
• Tiger Woods $58
• LeBron James $53
• Peyton Manning $42
• Beyonce Knowles $40
• Jennifer Lopez $52
Or compare yourself to these sporting events (in millions):
• Super Bowl $470
• Summer Olympics $348
• FIFA World Cup $147
KEYE TV will air the live Powerball drawing Wednesday night one minute before the 10 p.m. newscast. The numbers will immediately be posted on KEYETV.com after the drawing.
By Christie Post