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At $550 million, Powerball pot could break record by Saturday draw
At $550 million, Powerball pot could break record by Saturday draw

Powerball fever is taking California by storm as officials expect the jackpot to keep growing before Saturday's drawing that could break its November 2012 record of $587.5 million. Right now, the jackpot is estimated at $550 million, not only the third biggest for a lottery game draw but the largest since the Golden State began selling Powerball tickets April 8. "We couldn't have asked for a better situation," California Lottery spokesman Russ Lopez said. California lottery hopefuls have embraced the new game. Large lines turned out for the first day of sales--which set a Powerball record--and Lopez said the state has contributed about $82 million in all toward the...

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