Lottery fever

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Maria Diaz, right, sells a customer Powerball tickets at a local supermarket in Hialeah, Fla.,Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. Already over 00 million, it is the second-highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the 56 million Mega Millions prize in March. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
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Cashier Farah Husain works a lottery machine for a powerball ticket at a convenience store Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in Richmond, VA. The powerball jackpot is up over 25 million for Wednesday's drawing. (AP PhotoSteve Helber)
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U-Stop convenience store cashier Janice Mitzner handles a lottery ticket in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The U-Stop store was where the biggest Powerball pot on record -- 65 million -- was bought by Dung Tran in 2006 on behalf of eight Lincoln, Neb., co-workers. Earlier Tuesday Mitzner sold 22 powerball tickets to Tran. (AP PhotoNati Harnik)
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Steve Bowen, on behalf of ten co-workers, buys powerball lottery tickets at the U-Stop convenience store in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, where the biggest Powerball pot on record, 65 million was won in 2006 by eight Lincoln, Neb., co-workers. (AP PhotoNati Harnik)
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Shoppers fill out forms to purchase lottery tickets Tuesday afternoon at the Shell Station on Chatham Parkway in Savannah Georgia. Powerball ticket slaes have been brisk and the jackpot has risen to 00 Million. (AP PhotoThe Morning News, Richard Burkhart) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT SFEXAMINER.COM OUT WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT
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The Georgia Lottery Powerball jackpot has reached 00 million, the largest in the game's history. Many convenience stores, such as the Shell Station on Chatham Parkway, have seen increased ticket sales. (AP PhotoThe Morning News, Richard Burkhart) THE EXAMINER.COM OUT SFEXAMINER.COM OUT WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM OUT
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, Roselyn Jones purchases a few Powerball tickets from station attendant Claudia Molina at the Conoco Sunrise Market off of Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, Tenn. The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to 00 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. (AP PhotoChattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Henry) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT NOOGA.COM OUT CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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Maria Diaz, right, sells a customer Powerball tickets at a local supermarket in Hialeah, Fla.,Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. Already over 00 million, it is the second-highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the 56 million Mega Millions prize in March. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
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A crowd of people line up outside the Arizona Last Stop convenience store and souvenir shop to buy Powerball tickets, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in White Hills, Ariz. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. Already over 00 million, it is the second-highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the 56 million Mega Millions prize in March. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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A customer buys three Powerball tickets at a local supermarket in Hialeah, Fla.,Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. Already over 00 million, it is the second-highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the 56 million Mega Millions prize in March. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
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A customer purchases lottery tickets for the Powerball lottery at Foster Stationery in Bergenfield, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to 25 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. (AP PhotoThe Record (Bergen County), Don Smith)
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Carrie Toma makes a stop at the customer service desk at Hy-Vee to purchase a Powerball lottery ticket sheet Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in Omaha Neb. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. (AP PhotoThe Omaha World-Herald, Kent Sievers)
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A vendor, left, receives money for a lottery purchase on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to 25 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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People wait in line to purchase lottery on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to 25 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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A vendor, left, receives money for a lottery purchase on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to 25 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)
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The current Powerball jackpot is seen on a computer screen as Atem Getahun waits for a Georgia lottery machine to print a ticket for a waiting customer at a convenience store, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Atlanta. As the Powerball jackpot soars, a Georgia Lottery official says the agency is working to get its equipment operational again after some machines have been down. Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Starks confirmed that some machines were not working properly. She said Monday afternoon that lottery officials are aware of the situation, and are working to correct the problems. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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A sign on a doorway advertises the Georgia Lottery as a customer enters a convenience store, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Atlanta. As the Powerball jackpot soars, a Georgia Lottery official says the agency is working to get its equipment operational again after some machines have been down. Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Starks confirmed that some machines were not working properly. She said Monday afternoon that lottery officials are aware of the situation, and are working to correct the problems. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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A customer waits for his lottery ticket to print out at a convenience store, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Atlanta. As the Powerball jackpot soars, a Georgia Lottery official says the agency is working to get its equipment operational again after some machines have been down. Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Starks confirmed that some machines were not working properly. She said Monday afternoon that lottery officials are aware of the situation, and are working to correct the problems. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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Brandyn Benning punches up a Powerball lottery ticket at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Omaha Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. (AP PhotoThe Omaha World-HeraldKent Sievers)
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People wait in line to purchase lottery on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in New York. The jackpot for Powerball's weekend drawing has climbed to 25 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. (AP PhotoBebeto Matthews)

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