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Powerball jackpot rises to $425M

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The Powerball Jackpot is up to $425 million for Wednesday's drawing. (Aug. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina) The Powerball Jackpot is up to $425 million for Wednesday's drawing. (Aug. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Customers are starting to line up to buy their Powerball tickets, with the hope of winning the $425 million jackpot Wednesday night.

If someone wins the jackpot on Wednesday, they could claim a potential cash prize of $244.7 million, though the odds of winning are 1 in 175,223,510. And if they're from South Carolina, it would be the first jackpot winner in four years.

The jackpot value may continue to go up before Wednesday's drawing at 10:59 p.m., depending on Powerball ticket sales.

If you are wanting to try your luck, Powerball tickets cost $2 and if players want the Power Play, it costs an additional $1.

This jackpot is still below the $590.5 million winning ticket that was won by an 84-year-old Florida woman in May.

"Four months ago we were talking about a record breaking Powerball jackpot, and here we are again chasing history," said the South Carolina Education Lottery's Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. "Obviously, this is very exciting for our players, but we want to urge those new to the game and those loyal to Powerball to please play responsibly."

South Carolinians must purchase Powerball tickets by 9:59 p.m. for Wednesday's drawing, which you can watch live only on FOX Carolina at 10:59 p.m.

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