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$600 Million Jackpot Draws Thousands to Stateline

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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million.

People tell 8 News Now they waited in line for hours to buy tickets, but say it is worth it.

"You have to play so that you can win and if there is a chance, hopefully I can get something," said one man who purchased a ticket.

Many of the people in line made the trip from Las Vegas and were dressed to battle the heat.

The odds of winning the $600 million dollar jackpot is one in 175-million.

We asked people what they would do with so much money and Priscilla Shannon said, "I'd just live comfortably and donate a lot of it to the people that are disadvantaged."

If for some reason no one wins the Powerball, the jackpot could surpass $900 million dollars.

California just recently joined the Powerball game and already The Lotto Store at Primm has become a top seller of Powerball Tickets.

Powerball organizers expect more large jackpots because of the large California population.

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