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Patrons at a 7-Eleven in Alexandria purchase Powerball lottery tickets in the hope of having the winning number for the jackpot that could pass $400 million by Wednesday night's drawing. Bigger jackpots bring in players who don't play regularly. (Photographs by Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Patrons at a 7-Eleven in Alexandria purchase Powerball lottery tickets in the hope of having the winning number for the jackpot that could pass $400 million by Wednesday night's drawing. Bigger jackpots bring in players who don't play regularly. (Photographs by Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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