Powerball ticket sales increasing as $400M drawing nears

Powerball ticket sales increasing as $400M drawing nears

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Powerball ticket sales are increasing as the drawing for $400 million draws closer.

The winning ticket will be drawn Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Lottery encourages people to not wait until the last minute to purchase a ticket.

All tickets must be bought by 8:59 p.m.

"When a jackpot gets this high, sales rise even more quickly, driving the jackpot upward, all of which is a tremendous boost for the education programs funded by the Lottery," Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove said in a release. "That said, we encourage players to get their tickets early, have fun and please play responsibly. It only takes one to win."

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation makes an average of $6.3 million per week off of lottery ticket sales.

The money goes to funding education programs such as college scholarships and after-school programs.

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