Powerball jackpot reaches $500 million

Wednesday morning, at $485 million, the Powerball jackpot was the 5th largest in history. 

Employees at 7 Eleven on County Road 17 in Elkhart said business has been non-stop.

They said some people have purchased up to 50 tickets. At two dollars each, that's $100 worth of tickets.

The jackpot has a take home cash value of $337 million.

Some residents said if they won big they would donate to charity, or even take a long vacation to somewhere warm. 

The chances of winning are 1 in 175 million.

The drawing is Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m.
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