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Published November 27, 2012, 10:10 PM

Powerball jackpot rises to $500 million

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Your Powerball dreams can get a little bigger, thanks to huge ticket sales.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Your Powerball dreams can get a little bigger, thanks to huge ticket sales.

Powerball officials have boosted the the payout for Wednesday's drawing to $500 million dollars. That's up from $425 million. A single winner choosing the cash payout will take home $327 million before taxes.

The jackpot is the largest ever for the Powerball game and the second largest lottery jackpot of all time, eclipsed only by the $656 million Mega Millions record set in March.

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