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Folks rush to stores to buy lottery tickets

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history is turning jackpot fatigue into a jackpot frenzy.

It's been more than two months since anyone won Powerball.

Powerball ticket sales had been slipping, so lottery officials hope the huge jackpot will give them a boost.

We asked some folks what they would do with a half billion dollars.

Most said they would have fun or give a lot away, but also keeping some for themselves.

“Nothing in particular just that I want to win,” said Tessa Ferreira, Woodalls Cashier.

“A new car, mine is 26 years old,” said Jo Handley, Albany.

“To just drive around the country drivin around havin a good time just me and my wife,” said Kenneht Burke, Albany.

The odds of winning is about 1 in 175 million.

The numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday night.

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