Wednesday Powerball jackpot grows to $500 million

bdickerson@thesunnews.comNovember 27, 2012 

— The amount just keeps on growing.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to the biggest payout in the game’s history at $500 million.

For the winner, that means a cash option of $327 million.

The jackpot grew from $425 million to $500 million as a result of brisk ticket sales.

Earlier this year, a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot shattered the U.S. record.

Palmetto State residents can purchase their Powerball tickets until 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, ahead of the 10:59 drawing. Odds of winning are one in 176 million.

Contact reporter BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.

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