Powerball jackpot reaches record $500M

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A record Powerball jackpot has ticket sales soaring.

The jackpot is now at $500-million, and it’s expected to be even bigger by tonight’s drawing.

It is the largest Powerball jackpot ever; second-highest for the lottery overall.

Powerball officials expect to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing.

The winner could claim a one-time cash prize of $327-million before taxes.

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