RICHMOND (AP) -- The Virginia Lottery expects to sell more than a million Powerball tickets to players hoping to win a huge jackpot.
The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing rose to an estimated $320 million as ticket sales across the country boomed Tuesday.
The Lottery said players were expected to buy Powerball tickets at a rate of 2,170 a minute at peak times Wednesday.
If someone's ticket matches all six numbers, they could either take the full amount in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash option of $213.3 million, lottery spokesman John Hagerty told WVEC.com.
Virginia Pike of Berryville is the state's biggest Powerball winner since the game began in Virginia in January 2010. She bought two winning $1 million tickets for the April 7 drawing.