Powerball Jackpot at $425 million for Tonight's Drawing

August 7, 2013

People in our area are making sure to get their lottery tickets for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

The jackpot is currently estimated to be $425,000,000.

At the Seven Day Junior store in Charlottesville, people were lining up for tickets this afternoon.

A single winner would fetch a lump sum payment of nearly $245,000,000.

While tickets sales are high, employees say this isn't the biggest rush they've seen.

"I would have to say sales last time when it was like the $620 million, definitely were a lot higher than right now," say store cashier Justin Gibson. "But still, again, they are pretty high right now."

The world's highest lottery jackpot was a $656,000,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in March 2012.

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