Powerball jackpot soars to $425 million before Wednesday night’s drawing

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Powerball players are lining up, hoping to buy the winning $425 million jackpot ticket prior to Wednesday’s drawing.

It’s the third-highest Powerball jackpot amount ever.

It also comes to nearly $245 million in cash if the winner chooses a cash payout.

The other option is an annuity, but no one has selected that in the last several years.