Today's Powerball jackpot drawing the largest in U.S. history

Tom Hinde

Powerball frenzy hits Hutchinson County. The nation's largest lottery jackpot, now estimated to be $1.5 billion, has area stores doing brisk business. The local Allsup's at 416 W. Wilson in Borger had customers stopping in consistently earlier this morning buying their tickets.

There hasn't been a winner since Nov.4. The rate of Powerball ticket sales in Texas on Tuesday averaged nearly $1.2 million per minute according to You still have time to purchase a ticket. The Powerball drawing is tonight at 9.59 p.m. Central Standard Time, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.