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Powerball Surges To $550 Million

Tickets were selling at rate of 130,000 per minute

November 29, 2012
By JIM COLE, Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHICAGO - As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase a shot at the second-largest payout in U.S. history.

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