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Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday
By DAVID PITT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Chicago resident Clyde Gadlin says Saturday's $325 million Powerball drawing gives him a chance to dream.
The 65-year-old stopped Friday at a 7-Eleven on shopper-swarmed Michigan Avenue to buy his daily batch of lottery tickets, including Powerball.
The jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes.
Powerball jackpots have increased more rapidly since the price doubled to $2 in January.
Gadlin says if he wins, he'd move back to his grandfather's farm in Mississippi where he spent part of his childhood. He hasn't been there for more than 20 years.
Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. They're unsure whether it will help or hinder sales.
Posted: Friday, November 23 2012, 01:51 PM CST
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Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister
May 21, 2013 15:26 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including nine children.
Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. Authorities said initially that as many as 51 people were dead, including 20 children.
Elliott says nine children are confirmed dead, including seven who were pulled from the wreckage of an elementary school in Moore, 10 miles south of Oklahoma City.
Teams are continuing to search the shattered community after the Monday afternoon tornado.
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