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High Powerball jackpot has ticket sales on the rise

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Powerball fever is back, and as the jackpot continues to grow, many area residents are hoping to strike it rich.

The pot has hit a record $425 million and could soar even higher before Wednesday's drawing. The two dollar tickets are sold in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Locally, sales have been climbing along with the jackpot.

"We've seen a rise in sales, and it's because the Powerball is $425 million. A lot of people like to get together once it gets over a certain amount, they think "Oh!! Now its worth it to get into Powerball," said Bobbie Miller, who works at Gordy's County Market in Eau Claire.

This is the largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history, but just the second biggest multi-state lottery this year. In March, the Mega Millions jackpot hit $656 million dollars.

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