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Record lottery total snarls billboards

Tomika Williams Tomika Williams
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

You may have noticed something strange about billboards advertising the Georgia Lottery.

There's never been a billion dollar jackpot, and the billboards aren't equipped to promote a jackpot that big.

Right now the signs show the Powerball jackpot is $999 million. A lottery spokesperson says they're working on changes so people see the real jackpot is up to $1.4 billion.

Workers at some convenience stores say the record jackpot means more business for them.

"It is helping business because it's increasing the customers flow and not only are they purchasing Powerball but while they are waiting their getting other items in the store," said Tomika Williams,  Woodall's assistant store manager.      

The Powerball numbers for that record jackpot will be picked Wednesday night. 

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