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$400M jackpot drives Nevadans across the border

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A Las Vegas resident tries his luck in California ahead of Wednesday's Powerball drawing. (9/17/2013) A Las Vegas resident tries his luck in California ahead of Wednesday's Powerball drawing. (9/17/2013)
NIPTON, CA (FOX5) -

Southern Nevadans are making a mad rush for our bordering states as the Powerball jackpot is expected to reach $400 million by Wednesday's drawing.

Many of those people dreaming of riches headed to California. They all have big plans in the unlikely event of a win.

"Charter a plane to go all over the world," said one lotto customer.

"Buy another house," said another.

"Think I'll just buy a nice, big camper trailer and hit the road," another player added.

Powerball hopeful Cesar Ramirez said he has a system for picking numbers.

"Whatever you feel is lucky. You could go with seven, 21, whatever you feel comfortable with," he said.

Others just leave it up to fate.

"I let the machine do it," a customer said.

Despite the big dreams, every player knows the chances of winning are slim.

"The odds of winning this one [are similar to] being attacked by a black bear and a polar bear on the same day," one player said.

If you still want to play, you've got until 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

California only started selling Powerball tickets in April. Following that, the Powerball jackpot climbed to about $600 million, setting a record.

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