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Powerball jackpot hits record high

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The Powerball jackpot is worth $600 million, the biggest jackpot ever. It's an offer that's hard to refuse and it has people rolling up to gas stations everywhere.

"Oh my god. Ah, I'm going to be rich," Donna Smith of Decatur said laughing.

 

She has never bought a ticket before but the potential of winning has her playing.

"I'd do all the fun things in life that rich people do," she said.

She's optimistic about her chances.

"There's a possibility," she said. "There's always a chance."

Other's not as optimistic. Some people feeling they have no chance at winning. The actual chance: one in 175 million.

"Hopefully I'd be the one," Smith said.

If someone were to line Dixie cups from California to New York, he or she has a better chance of finding a cup with a ball in it than buying a winning lotto ticket.

All it takes is $2 to play and it comes down to two words: good luck.

If someone wins the jackpot and takes the one-time cash payment it's worth pre-tax $376.9 million. To put that into perspective, it's more than Beyonce's net worth. The cut off to buy tickets is Saturday at 9 p.m.

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