Powerball jackpot up to $425 million

A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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If you have an extra $2, you might want to take a chance at $425 million.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is the third largest in the lottery’s history and players are lining up at area stores for a chance to win.

A cash payout would be slightly more than $230 million.

Kathy Mancini with Lucky Lotto in Boardman said business has been steady with tickets sales since the weekend.

“Sales have been increasing starting on Saturday as soon as the jackpot didn’t go,” said Mancini. “A lot of people are pooling their money together in groups and buying as far as the Powerball tickets go.”

Powerball tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands.

The chance of winning the jackpot is less than one in 175 million.

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