LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — There are 425 million reasons to play the Powerball lottery Wednesday.

The $425 million prize, which is expected to grow throughout the day, is the fourth-largest jackpot ever.

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Odds of winning are just one in 175 million.

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In order to win, one must draw six numbers that match all six numbers randomly selected by the lottery system. Players can also win a $1 million or $10,000 prize by matching combinations of five numbers. A $100 prize is awarded for those who match four numbers.

Powerball tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands at a cost of $2 each.

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Ticket sales close at 7p.m. with the drawing taking place at 8 p.m.