Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $550 Million

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A customer purchases a Powerball lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store... News Photo7-Eleven,Buying,Chicago - Illinois,Customer,Human Interest,Illinois,Lottery,Powerball,Store,Ticket,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesCHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 28: A customer purchases a Powerball lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store on November 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Jim Bayci, who owns the store, estimates more than half of his customers included at least one Powerball ticket with their purchase today. The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is currently at $550 million which is the richest Powerball pot ever. It is likely to rise even more as people continue to buy before tonights drawing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)