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Tickets popular ahead of $400 million Powerball drawing

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Wednesday night marks a $400 million power ball drawing. We found lots of hopefuls looking for a chance to dream. 

"There it is!" said one shopper holding up a ticket.

"Here's the winning ticket!" bragged another. 

"I just bought five Power Ball tickets!"added Nelson Kirby. 

The experts say your chances of claiming the jackpot are more than 1 in 175 million. But, some who believe, say there is a way to get ahead.

"Yeah, I got the number," said Nelson Kirby. "God told me I got it, so..."

"I put my numbers in the Bible," said Wesley Amos. "Deuteronomy. He give me the ability to win. That means, I'm playing."

"I just have my lucky hoodie on," shrugged Jeffrey Morton. 

They'll find out whether those lucky rituals worked late Wednesday. With $400 million in the offing, there's a big payday for whoever wins.

"That's what we all do it for," said David Reed. "The big dreams of being rich one day."

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