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Hopefuls line up for lottery tickets in time for Wednesday's Powerball

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BLUEFIELD, Va (WVVA)-- Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot was set at $400 million. 

People hit convenience stores across the area with hopes of buying a lucky ticket. 

In Virginia alone, lottery officials expected to sell about 1.4 million Powerball tickets Wednesday. Those slim odds didn't keep people from trying, though.

 

"We've had a lot [come in]," said Hometown Shell clerk Jim Boyd when WVVA visited the store on Wednesday. "I've had several buy them 100 dollars at a time."

Some hopefuls told WVVA they'd pay off school loans with a Powerball jackpot.

Wednesday's winning numbers are 1-17-35-49-54 and Powerball 34.

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