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Powerball Jackpot Has Customers Lining Up, Dreaming Big

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by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Powerball fever is heating up again, and Tennesseans are lining up to take a shot at winning the $4250million jackpot. 

It is the third largest jackpot for any U.S. lottery, and the fourth largest Powerball jackpot.

At the Shell station on Smith Springs Road in Antioch, customers were lined up all day.  Employees said they always see extra business when the jackpot gets this high.

"They all want the winning ticket," said employee Billy Reeves. "We haven't sold it yet, but it's coming."

Powerball officials said sales across the state were three to four times higher than normal over the last couple of days.

Many of the Antioch customers said they buy tickets all the time, and weren't going to miss an opportunity to get rich quick.

"All I want is a boat, and maybe a log cabin," said Corky Burdett.  "I think it will happen."

"I've got my children's birthdays on here and I have been playing them constantly," said Larry McGill.  "I know my ship is coming in.

The winner can take the money in 30 annual payments, valued at $425 million, or can ask for the lump sum of $244.7 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million.

Wednesday's winning numbers were: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32. There was a winning ticket, but it was unclear where it was sold.

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