Area residents are dreaming of riches as the Powerball Jackpot has climbed to an estimated $500 million before Wednesday night's drawing.
The $450 million jackpot is the sixth-highest of all-time, with the largest being $656 million from the Mega Millions lottery game in 2012, according to CNN Money .
The current Powerball grand prize would pay out an estimated $275.4 million.
The drawing will be held Wednesday night at 11 p.m.
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