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Eyes on the prize: Many debate why Hawaii isn’t in on the lottery action

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    Patrons lined up to buy Powerball lottery tickets outside the Primm Valley Casino Resorts Lotto Store on Jan. 12, near Primm, Nev. The jackpot grew to over $1 billion; Hawaii was among the states not participating.

The frenzy over the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot stirred the interest of nearly the entire nation last month. But there would be no lottery fever for Hawaii residents, no lines snaking outside convenience stores to buy tickets — and it led many to question why. Read more

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