Locals trying their luck at $425 million Powerball jackpot

Victoria Spilabotte

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Locals trying their luck at $425 million Powerball jackpot

CREATED Aug. 7, 2013

Primm, NV (KTNV) -- The Powerball drawing is your chance to strike it rich, and it was the reason why hundreds of people lined up to buy their tickets Wednesday.

The Powerball jackpot is up to $425 million, which is the third largest jackpot in history.

Locals headed to Primm, hoping to score the lucky ticket.

"There are true testimonials where people win and they go from rags to riches overnight," said one hopeful.

The thought of becoming an instant millionaire had people driving from Las Vegas to the lotto store in Primm.

Nevadans have to cross state lines into California or Arizona to play Powerball.

The wait to buy tickets Wednesday afternoon wasn't as long as people expected.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million.

The drawing takes place Wednesday evening at 7:59 p.m.