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Published February 08, 2012, 07:02 PM

Powerball jackpot reaches $250 million

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - People in North Dakota and Minnesota are crossing their fingers tonight. The Powerball jackpot is at $250 million.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

People in North Dakota and Minnesota are crossing their fingers tonight. The Powerball jackpot is at $250 million.

There have been 12 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner since Christmas Day. This is the largest jackpot since changes were made to the Powerball game recently. The price of a Powerball ticket is now $2 and the jackpot and second place prizes have been raised.

Kelley Matt – EGF Holiday Manager: “We do get more people in buying them when the jackpot is higher. I’d say at least half as much as normal. “

If the winner chooses the cash option the lump sum payment is estimated to be $156 million. It’s the 6th highest cash value in the game's history.

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