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-- time is running out folks to get an on tonight's record breaking powerball -- the jackpot hit the 500 million dollar mark and it is rising.
People are lining up across Canada across the country and a president counter.
Almost all the corners all across this country and they are statins are now being sold in 42 states including areas that -- hard hit by sandy.
Where clearly folks would have to be happy to cash in on that to get a new start.
Rick Leventhal has been filing their story ever since the storm and he joins us now.
Live in highland park New York when he -- Morning Martha were outside -- wine and spirits which is actually swamped.
And hurricane -- they reopened a couple of days later put their lottery machine was lost in the storm.
That's -- Isn't working at the moment it should say 500 million dollars but the lottery machine.
It's working we're gonna -- inside no lines.
And that -- to the owner and he's got a he's gonna put me out -- ticket right now Annika I would I would like please two dollars on the about how businessmen since to get your machine back.
It's about normal actually.
What's surprising we.
Expected to Ellsbury but a lot of folks in your area go ahead our department of picking up a lot of folks in your area probably need this money more than most.
Yet -- do you expect the season lines then I think we will hear -- will be here that -- is that I think this could be the one nick said he wants to split this with me -- -- Business that the I think he deserves to -- you know I mean needed punch such every meeting I'm gonna say the essence in it right down a man off.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Everybody across the country really seems to be looking for -- in this thing.
Yeah and you know it's as the jackpot grows a number of people playing -- they've already sold.
More about 300 million dollars worth of tickets since Saturday's drawing.
Across the country there has had been -- a winner and powerball since October 6 at sixteen drawings.
The -- keep getting bigger and a lot of the places the -- don't have -- -- people -- driving the state to do so for example Arizona makes you the longest lines today.
Because California doesn't have power ball to people are driving across the border.
-- Arizona buy their tickets this we're gonna see this throughout the day in the jackpot could actually grow even higher.
And 500 million dollar to court the lump sum -- well over 300 million dollar mark that now is -- 60% chance that someone will win tonight.
Somebody will be happy and a lot of people will not be so happy they'll be disappointed and pick you up not one of them as -- -- see you back here -- to -- Italian Jarno levees that are not around might show up -- act this could be it is open winner.
It does an excellent.
The fact that the men and I like that's very good thank you very much trick ball.
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