Powerball Jackpot Approaching Half-a-Billion Dollars

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LAKE VILLAGE, AR (Ben Caxton) — The almost nationwide Powerball jackpot has risen to nearly half a billion dollars for one lucky winner – before taxes. As of last night, a winning ticket was worth $440,00,000 dollars. On Friday the MegaMillions lottery drawing will be held for a chance to win $418,000,000 dollars. Mississippi hopefuls will have to travel out-of-state for their chance. Powerball and Megamillions tickets are only sold across the border in nearby Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. One Mississippi State Senator says he will introduce a bill to change that within a few days. Republican Philip Moran of Kiln says a Mississippi State Lottery could add up to $100M in revenue to the state treasury annually. Your chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is about 1 in 292 million. Moran thinks his chances of getting a lottery passed in Mississippi this year are somewhat higher.



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