Powerball jackpot reaches $253 million

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August 10, 2012 1:26:31 PM PDT
Lottery fever is heating up once again. It's all over the Powerball's growing jackpot.

That jackpot now stands at $253 million, which is the second highest jackpot this year.

Tickets are reportedly selling at a brisk rate.

Powerball is played in 42 states, including North Carolina, and Washington D.C.

The drawing will be held Saturday night.

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