$250M up for grabs with Powerball jackpot - FOX Carolina 21

$250M up for grabs with Powerball jackpot

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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) -

Someone may become handsomely richer in time for Thanksgiving if they are holding the winning numbers for Wednesday's $250 million Powerball $250 jackpot.

The jackpot has increased steadily throughout the past few weeks without a winner.

"We hope a South Carolinian will be the one to stop this jackpot run," said the Lottery's Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. "A $250 million jackpot is fun for our players, but we encourage everyone to please, above all else, play responsibly."

Tickets must be purchased by 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday in South Carolina. Tune into FOX Carolina at 10:59 p.m. for the drawing.

Powerball tickets cost $2 and additional $1 for the PowerPlay option to increase non-jackpot prizes.

The odds of winning are 1 out of 176 million.

In September, someone took home a $337 million Powerball jackpot, one of the largest ever in the game's history.

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