Best places to buy your Powerball ticket for the $400 million jackpot

CREATED Sep. 18, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 19, 2013

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  • The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it's considered the nation's fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night's drawing. Video by wtmj.com

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  • Convenience stores gearing up for a Powerball rush Wednesday because of the jackpot that is now at $400 million. Video by wtmj.com

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MILWAUKEE - Convenience stores gearing up for a Powerball rush Wednesday because of the jackpot that is now at $400 million.

The drawing is the fifth largest ever, and that might surprise some people. Powerball and Mega Millions seem to keep popping up in the headlines lately, and there's a reason for it.

The regulars buying tickets probably noticed the price of a ticket doubling in the past two years. The cost went from $1 to $2, and that change created larger jackpots in smaller amounts of time.

Because of the extra income, Powerball has handed out more than 700 secondary prizes, a cool $1 million each.

The odds of winning though are one in 175 million.

6 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

Convenience stores gearing up for a Powerball rush Wednesday because of the jackpot that is now at $400 million.

Wisconsin levies a large tax on their lottery, but if you go to Pennsylvania today a buy a ticket, you wouldn’t be paying any state tax on the jackpot.

If you want to beat the crowds, don't go to Massachusetts. They're the biggest spenders when it comes to the lottery.

Whatever you do, don't buy your ticket in Georgia. They are the nation's biggest losers with the worst odds in the lottery.