Powerball jackpot hits new record

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Time: Powerball lottery ticket sales hit a record high as the jackpot soared over $550 million.

California has sold $83 million worth of Powerball tickets since April, when it joined 42 other states that offer the game. Since then, the most populous state has accounted for 11 percent of the game’s sales, fueling such fast-growing mega-jackpots like the latest one that has the potential to be a record-breaker.

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