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Lottery Players Take Shot At $317M Powerball Jackpot

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By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a big Powerball jackpot at stake in Saturday’s drawing, and plenty of people were buying tickets for their chance at a life-changing amount of money.

There are two kinds of people who buy lottery tickets: those who buy tickets regularly and those who only buy when the pot is big.

“I only play when it gets high,” said Jackie. “Usually people play when it gets low so they can win, but I play when it gets high, I’m the crazy person.”

Some play on a regular basis. But have they ever won anything?

“I won $500 in real money,” said Kenny. “I been trying to hit $2,500. I can’t hit it (laughs).”

So how many tickets is enough to win?

“I bought five lotteries,” Jackie said. “I was going to buy three and then I said ‘Oh, what the hell,’ and I gave in and bought five.”

And if you are lucky enough to win — what to do with all that money?

“I always say that to myself,” Kenny said. “I’d probably just go home, relax, and then I’d figure out who I’m going to talk to first, gather people together, and then make preparations to distribute it or something.”

The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing were 1-17-25-37-44, and the Powerball: 20.

The current jackpot is worth $317-million.