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$550 million Powerball jackpot drives ticket frenzy


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Customers buy tickets for the Powerball lottery in New York, November 28, 2012. Dreams of vast riches from a record Powerball lottery jackpot of more than half-a-billion dollars prompted a frenzy of ticket-buying across the United States ahead of Wednesday's draw, and continued heavy sales were nudging the payout even higher. REUTERS/Chip East