Powerball jackpot at all time high

The jackpot rose $100-million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner.
The jackpot rose $100-million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner.

LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - The Powerball jackpot is at an all time high. A record $425-million is up for grabs in Wednesday's drawing.

The jackpot rose $100-million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner, and it may go even higher before Wednesday's drawing. That's because ticket sales pick up when lottery jackpots get so high.

Higher sales of the $2 tickets could push that record jackpot even higher.

Sales have been brisk along the Tennessee state line since the jackpot topped $400-million.

You can expect to see a steady line of lottery players there between now and Wednesday.

A little history here:

Powerball's largest ever jackpot was $365-million.

Eight plant workers in Nebraska shared all that money in 2006.

Now millions of people will try to do what those workers did and strike it rich instantly.

Odds are you have a better chance of hitting a deer while driving in Hawaii - the state where that happens the fewest times, according to one insurance company - than winning the jackpot.

Powerball.com says about 70 to 80 percent of purchases are computer picks, and about 70 to 80 percent of winners are computer picks.

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