Powerball reaches $500 million

Powerball reaches $500 million

Chicago Tribune: There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game.

The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.

Their plan appears to be working.

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