Powerball Prices Climb to $400 Million

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JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The sixth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history is up for grabs.  The Powerball Jackpot is now estimated at $400 million.

With that money, you could buy two luxury submarines, the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team, or even 800 million Jack-In-The-Box tacos.

On Wednesday, a steady flow of Powerball players came in to buy tickets at Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville.  Although many are hopeful, the chances of winning are slim.  According to the Powerball website, no matter how many players buy tickets, there is only a one in 175-million chance of winning.

“I would definitely pay off my home… payoff the rest of my bills… make sure my husband never has to work again,” said Powerball player, Robin Bell.

“I can build a new home and a new Tesla for me to drive around,” said Powerball player, Paula Sullivan.

Buying tickets at the Jacksonville Ray’s has paid off in the past, two winners won in the same drawing in 2005.

The winning numbers for the Powerball Jackpot will be drawn Wednesday night.  If no one wins, the prices will climb, and the next drawing will be on Saturday.