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Powerball Jackpot Reaches Record $500 Million

Get your tickets to cash in on the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

If you can manage to get to local stores to buy a Powerball ticket by 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, you could be millions of dollars richer.

The estimated Powerball jackpot was boosted to $500 million today, after previously sitting at $425 million, according to the Powerball website.

Lottery officials have described this as the largest jackpot in its history with an estimated cash payout of $327.4 million. The previous top windfall of $365 million was claimed by eight co-workers in Lincoln, NE, in 2006.

Powerball numbers on Saturday claimed more than 2 million winners on the Nov. 24 drawing, but no jackpot winners were among the 42 participating states.

There are plenty of places to buy your ticket in the Cranberry area, including, Giant Eagle and Shop n' Save.

Tell us: We know the odds of winning are 1 in 175,000,000, according to lottery officials, but what if you hit the jackpot now, right before the holidays? What would you do with your winnings? 

Click here to learn more about prizes and odds.

Pierre November 29, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Rich is a thought process NOT lottery ticket! Today most Americans spent more time talking, imagining and dreaming about winning the lottery than they have spent ALL year planning their financial future. Take a few minutes tomorrow to check your 401K contribution, your life insurance policy, your savings plan, the interest rate on your mortgage and your financial plan for retirement. Your financial future is not a gamble its a PLAN!

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