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Powerball Jackpot reaches $400 million

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Millions of people across the country are rushing to buy Powerball tickets ahead of Wednesday night's $400 million jackpot drawing. The cash option is $223.6 million according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The Powerball jackpot is considered the nation's fifth largest ever.

There's a good chance you'll likely be back at work Thursday morning. Statistics experts say don't get too excited. The odds of winning are one in 175 million.

There have been 11 drawings since August 10 without a winner.

Lottery officials draw the numbers at 9:59 p.m. CST.

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