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Did You Play? Powerball at Highest Jackpot Ever

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5 16 22 23 29 Powerball 6. Those are the numbers that may have made some one $550 million richer on Wednesday. 

Its the biggest Powerball in history, and on Wednesday, people were getting their tickets up until the last minute,  for their chances at the big chunk of change.

The stores were packed all day Wednesday with people coming in and playing Wednesday's Powerball. We stopped at Dee's Cigar Shop, and employees there said nationally 7.8 million tickets were sold per hour today.

Employees also said that Wednesday was busier than usual, but that happens when the jackpots are high. In fact,  $5,000 in Powerball tickets alone were sold at Dee's Wednesday.

"We get out steady customers everyday, the usual's," said Corey Sayles, employee at Dee's. "But today, when the jackpot is high, we get a lot of people we've never seen before come in."
 
We asked Powerball buyers what they'd do with that amount of money. Some say they'd give it all away, while others say they'd live the life of luxury, buy cars and taking expensive trips.

"I would definitely live a better lifestyle, and that would include all that," said Patrick Deck of Erie. "Mostly, just a better lifestyle traveling and living a debt free life." 

"Well with what they would give, I would donate 100% to charities," said Fred Baron of Erie. "I've had a good life and its time to give back."

Again, those numbers are 5 16 22 23 29 Powerball 6.

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