Powerball jackpot reaches $500 million
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The top prize for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has reached an estimated $500 million, a $75 million increase in the pot since Monday, state lottery officials said.
That increase is a result of an uptick in ticket sales, which tend to surge before record drawings as people seek to win big.
As of Tuesday, Powerball sales in New York reached $86 million, up from $76.7 million on Monday,...