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November 29, 2012
Michael Orrell photo

A customer at the Express Way on East Main Street in El Dorado, Ark. fills in his lucky numbers on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, for a chance to win the record setting Powerball jackpot. 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.