Big money, long odds for drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot – the fourth-largest in the game’s history.
Chicago resident Clyde Gadlin, 65, emerged from the bustle of holiday shoppers on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, to stop in at a 7-Eleven to buy his daily batch of Lottery tickets, including Powerball.
For him, the game is a chance to dream – a single winner’s cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes – and he tries not to let the long odds burst his bubble.
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