Record jackpot triggers long ticket lines

POSTED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:38pm

The rush for the numbers is on.

Millions are looking to beat the odds and the deadline before tonight's Powerball drawing.

Lottery officials say a billion tickets or more will be sold before the numbers are pulled tonight.

The winner will receive the biggest money in Powerball history, a jackpot of $500-million that's still growing.

You'll have to beat 175,000,000 to 1 odds.

For comparison, you have a better chance at becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an Academy Award or being struck by lightning multiple times.

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