Iowa Lottery Climbs to $450M, the Fourth Largest in History

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans could be lining up for a big Powerball prize.

Wednesday's jackpot is now an estimated $450 million, the fourth largest in the history of the game, Iowa Lottery officials say. It’s also the sixth largest jackpot of any U.S. lottery game.

The jackpot was initially set for $400 million, but lottery leaders say the surge in ticket sales bumped up the prize.

The cash value of the jackpot is $275.4 million.

Tickets are just $2 each and you have a 1 in 292 million chance to strike rich.