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METAIRIE, La. - Plenty of people are expected to buy Powerball tickets as $425 million is up for grabs.

It is the third largest jackpot of all time.

A winner that took the cash payout would receive about $240 million.

Louisiana has had a lot of Powerball luck recently with several $1 million winners.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was $590 million, which was claimed in early 2013 by a woman in Florida.

The most recent Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana was in May.

When numbers reach as high as they did on Wednesday, there is always a Powerball frenzy.

Long lines are created at gas stations as people drop by on their way to work or school.

Employees pitch in to buy tickets in hopes that the entire office will wake up rich on Thursday.

Players have until 9 p.m. Wednesday to buy their ticket.

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