(WASHINGTON POST) — The jackpot-fixing scandal that rocked the lottery organization behind Powerball has done little to hold back interest in the game.
In fact, with the jackpot soaring to world record-breaking levels — standing at an estimated $1.3 billion as of Sunday night— Powerball hysteria is sweeping the United States.
Stores across the country sold more tickets and saw much longer lines than usual before Saturday’s drawing, which did not produce a single ticket matching all six Powerball numbers. The jackpot rises after each drawing that fails to produce a winner.
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