Powerball ticket-buying frenzy fuels $500-million jackpot

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Fueled by a frenzy of ticket-buying, the jackpot in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery has been increased to $500 million.

News of the increased pot, posted on the lottery’s website, is likely to set up even more buying as players head to the drawing at 10:59 (Eastern) on Wednesday. Traditionally, ticket-buying volume increases as the drawing approaches, with as much as 60 percent of all sales coming on the last day in a final mad rush.

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