Lottery fever heating up again. Tonight's powerball jackpot hitting $425 million. The fourth-biggest jackpot ever. And all of them have come within the last few years. Abc's linsey davis has the... See More
Lottery fever heating up again. Tonight's powerball jackpot hitting $425 million. The fourth-biggest jackpot ever. And all of them have come within the last few years. Abc's linsey davis has the latest on what's feeding this frenzy. Reporter: If it seems like lottery fever has become an almost constant ailment it's because it has. Good luck. Reporter: Tonight's massive powerful, worth a cool $420 million, is just the latest in a string of historymaking jackpots and could grow larger as more people line up to play. Lottery officials admit to cashing in on the frenzy. In the case of powerball, ticket prices doubled from $1 to $2, in the beginning of last year. A price increase that doubled the amount going into the jackpot. As robin recently pointed out while guest hosting "live with kelly & michael," because the pots get so large so quickly, some won't bat an eye until it gets to triple digits. 300 million? I'm in. Reporter: Case in point, lara McKENZIE. She made international headlines in june, a month after winning the $590 million powerball. But chances are, you've never heard of patricia chandler. Even though she won the powerful that same month. Chandler barely made news because she only walked away with a paltry $131.5 million jackpot. Peanuts compared to the ginormous jackpots we're quickly becoming accustomed to. I'm completely agreed, by the way. I know. Not worth my time.
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