Powerball jackpot grows to $320M - FOX Carolina 21

Powerball jackpot grows to $320M

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A stack of Powerball tickets is displayed at a Greenville store. (File/FOX Carolina) A stack of Powerball tickets is displayed at a Greenville store. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Powerball ticket holders will likely be crossing their fingers and avoiding black cats Wednesday, hoping they will win the fourth largest jackpot in the games history.

The jackpot for the nationwide game grew to $320 million Tuesday, with a cash option of $213 million - the largest cash option in Powerball history.

The South Carolina Education Lottery said three years ago this month was the last time a Palmetto State resident bought a Powerball ticket that won the then $259 million jackpot.

"We hope the jackpot run ends right here in South Carolina," said lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Berthea. "With increased participation, I want to urge everyone to please play responsibly."

The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 176 million.

The Powerball drawing will air at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday on FOX Carolina.

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