As the Powerball jackpot inches higher and higher, more and more people are heading out to buy what might be the lucky winning ticket.
Powerball officials have a few tips for those individuals heading out to try for a chance at the (currently calculated) $425 million prize. They include:
To avoid errors, use a play slip to choose your numbers.
Retailers may pre-print and sell quick pick tickets during
high volume periods. These tickets are the same as any other ticket, but you can ask the clerk to produce a new ticket if you want one.
Lottery tickets cannot be canceled, so confirm your purchase with the clerk before they print any tickets.
If there is no winning ticket sold for Wednesday's drawing, the jackpot could be nearing world record territory for Saturday's drawing, according to Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. The world's highest lottery jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in March 2012.
The largest Powerball jackpot won in Nebraska was in February 2006, when a group of eight coworkers at the ConAgra Foods ham and corned beef plant in Lincoln split a $365 million jackpot.
Tickets can be purchased until 9 p.m. CT Wednesday night.