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Hundreds brave lines for shot at $500 million

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 02:44:40-05
The Powerball jackpot surged to $500 million Wednesday, the sixth largest in U.S. history.
This is the biggest jackpot since February's $564 million that winners in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico claimed.

How bad do you want to win $500 million? Check out the wait currently at a Primm store to get lottery tickets. Gina Lazara has more at 5 on Channel 13! #Powerball

Posted by KTNV Channel 13 Action News on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

For Wednesday's Powerball, winners could choose to get their winnings paid out over the next 29 years, or take a cut and get $300 million in cash immediately.
People have until 10:59 p.m. Eastern time to play. If you do wind up buying a ticket, it's probably best to not get sentimental and pick numbers based on birthdays or anniversaries.
ABC says 70 percent of winners used computer generated numbers. 
Don't get too hopeful, either. The odds of winning are about one to 292 million.