Powerball jackpot hits $400 million

4:28 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is at $400 million for Wednesday night's drawing. 

If a winner chooses the cash option, they could take home $223 million. 

Ticket sales end at 10:00 p.m. while the drawing is set for 11:00 p.m. 

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To play Powerball, the Georgia Lottery website tells players to choose five numbers between 1 and 59, along with a Powerball number from 1 to 35. 

An option to multiply a Powerball prize for $1 more per play in a drawing, players can mark the Power Play option. 

Each Powerball play costs $2 times the number of drawings played, Georgia Lottery said. 

For winning ticket holders, they must claim their lottery prize within 180 days from the drawing. 

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