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A dollar and a dream: Record-breaking jackpot lottery draws hopefuls

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 - 01:22

March 30 - Americans are lining up for a chance at winning millions as the Mega Millions jackpot swells to $640 million. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Lining up for millions...make that megamillions. Across the United States people placing their bets hoping to cash in on a $640 million jackpot. In Los Angeles some are leaving fortune to chance. (SOUNDBITE) (English), JOHN BARRY, LOTTERY TICKET BUYER, SAYING: "I'm not going with any system. Random, Quick Picks." Similar scenes in Washington , D.C. where people are banking on dollar and a dream. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIANE SCHIFF, LOTTERY TICKET BUYER, SAYING : "If I win the money, there are lots of things. We actually about to do renovation on our house, so maybe we'll make it a little bigger would help family members and I would donate, because there are lots of people who can use the money." (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOUISA FILMER, 8-YEAR OLD GIRL, SAYING : "I'd probably buy iPads for all my friends. (REPORTER SAYING : What will you buy for yourself?) I'd probably buy an iPhone 4S or something like that." The odds of winning the $640 million jackpot are dismal- 1 in about 176 million-but for many buyers the grand prize is worth the $1 gamble. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

A dollar and a dream: Record-breaking jackpot lottery draws hopefuls

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 - 01:22

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