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Powerball jackpot swells to 550 million dollars


The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is 550 million dollars, and people at Weiler's Convenience Store in Marshfield are feeling lucky.

"I feel like it only takes one ticket to win it. I could buy a million of them, but I only need this one. This is it. I tell you, this is it," said Dolores Schmidt of Marshfield.

"I bought tickets at one gas station, another gas station. Probably bought about 20 dollars worth just trying to win," said Chris Dahl of Stratford.

Many people have been buying tickets to see just how lucky they are.

"This morning, I opened up the store at 5:00 and between 5:00 and 7:00, I sold over 100 dollars worth of Powerball tickets already, and I know it's been crazy here all day," said Irene Ellis, Weiler's cashier.

People say they're using different strategies to score a winning ticket.

"I have my own numbers that I play – been playing for about the last 5 years, and I also pick up quick picks, too, just in case," said Dahl.

"I'm buying tickets for 38 of us at work. So, we're all thinking it would be a great Christmas gift," said Mary Burt of Marshfield.

And if they do win the jackpot?

"Take a vacation," said Burt.

"Oh, I'm going to buy the biggest pickup I can find. Other than that, donate some and just help out friends and family," said Dahl.

"Maybe I could have liposuction," said Schmidt.

Sounds like they have everything all planned out. Now, all they need are the winning numbers.

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