Lottery officials increase Powerball jackpot to $500 million
The Associated Press
Cashier Farah Husain hands a customer a Powerball ticket at a convenience store Tuesday, in Richmond, Va. On Tuesday, the Powerball jackpot was raised to more than $500 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Powerball officials say they've boosted the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million. Huge ticket sales nationally are pushing the payout higher.