Powerball fever sweeps area stores

By: Robert Bumsted

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Strong ticket sales and a lack of winners pushed Wednesday's Power Ball lottery drawing to $425 million.

Wednesday's drawing is the fourth highest Power Ball Jackpot ever. The all-time record jackpot was $590 million on May 18th.

As word spread of the big jackpot, sales of tickets at local shops skyrocketed.

At Vista Donus on Route 1 in South Attleboro, employees said customers came in steadily all day and bought tickets in greater numbers. The shop has sold a jackpot winner for every game it sells, except for Power Ball.