Retired Dr. Paul Kruzel kisses his lottery ticket for luck after buying it at the Canterbury Country Store Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Canterbury, N.H.
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Kevin Brags leaves the Canterbury Country Store after buying his coffee and Powerball ticket, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Canterbury, N.H.
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Benita Lewis, 41, of Atlanta, right, plays her family’s birthdays in reverse as numbers on her Powerball lottery ticket as co-worker Perita Jones, 53, also, of Atlanta, looks on in the background at a convenience store, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Atlanta. “I did feel nervous buying it like I could be the one,” says Lewis. “I’m going to retire and pay off all my family’s debt, immediate family, I got to that back, immediate family’s debt.”
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Norn Phneo, 62, who sells Powerball tickets at her newsstand, poses for a photograph Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia.
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Convenience store clerk Woody Amlak inserts customer Javon Lee’s Powerball numbers into a machine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Lee, a manager of a local McDonald’s restaurant who was playing Powerball for the first time, picked the numbers using a combination of family members’ birthdays and addresses.