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Powerball jackpot hits $450 million for Wednesday drawing

A store clerk prepares to give a customer

A store clerk prepares to give a customer Powerball tickets in a 2014 file photo. Photo Credit: AP / Michael Conroy

That dream of being a millionaire grew a little larger on Tuesday.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday got a $50 million bump — to $450 million — because of increased ticket sales, according to

The grand prize is the sixth largest in the history of multistate big-game jackpots, surpassing an August 2013 jackpot of $448 million, and is worth a lump-sum payment of $275.4 million.

The record Powerball jackpot is $590.5 million in May 2013, and the richest jackpot in U.S. history is $656 million in a March 2012 Mega Millions drawing.

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