Wednesday night's Powerball multi-state lottery jackpot will be the third largest in Powerball history at an estimated $500 million.

The Powerball lottery is played in 44 states, including Texas and New Mexico, plus Washington, D.C.

The Texas Lottery reports that through 1pm, Wednesday, Powerball ticket sales in Texas totaled $10,741,224.

In advance of Wednesday night's drawing, Powerball ticket sales will stop at 9pm, Central Time and 8pm, Mountain Time.

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