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Powerball Grows To $400 Million For Tonight's Drawing

Powerball Grows To $400 Million For Tonight's Drawing

You may have to stand in line today to buy a Powerball ticket for tonight's drawing.

Louisiana Lottery Corporation spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says the jackpot has grown to $400 million, and when it gets that big it attracts more ticket buyers who you can bet will be daydreaming about what they'll do with all that money if they win the jackpot.

"It ranks as the 4th biggest Powerball jackpot ever. The largest ever was just last year in May we reached $590.5 million," Chopin said.

Many past winners have chosen to take the one-time cash payout instead of the annuity.

"The cash value of the jackpot (before taxes) at this time is $227.8 million," Chopin said.

Tickets for tonight's drawing must be purchased before 9pm.

Good Luck!


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