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Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 10:06 a.m. HST, Nov 23, 2012


DES MOINES, Iowa >> Chicago resident Clyde Gadlin says Saturday's $325 million Powerball drawing gives him a chance to dream.

The 65-year-old stopped today at a 7-Eleven on shopper-swarmed Michigan Avenue to buy his daily batch of lottery tickets, including Powerball.

The jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes.

Powerball jackpots have increased more rapidly since the price doubled to $2 in January.

Gadlin says if he wins, he'd move back to his grandfather's farm in Mississippi where he spent part of his childhood. He hasn't been there for more than 20 years.

Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. They're unsure whether it will help or hinder sales.







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iwanaknow wrote:
Hope the winner comes to Hawaii and spends some of that loot.
on November 23,2012 | 09:22AM
olos73 wrote:
At least the winner's home state going get a piece of that. Never in Hawaii. Gotta tax more and take away needed services. So sad...
on November 23,2012 | 09:51AM
entrkn wrote:
Isn't it a shame that we in Hawaii can't play and have a chance to win...
on November 23,2012 | 04:03PM
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