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Winning $425M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Northern CA

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The winning numbers were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and the Power play number of 34. This is one of the largest lottery jackpots in history. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 175 million. Only one person beat those odds and is now has the purchasing power of high society's VIPs.

Though the identity of the winner has not yet been made public, the buzz over who it could be is very loud. One employee at the Chevron said he believes he was the one who sold the ticket, because of the long hours he works. He hopes to find out who the winner is very soon.

Powerball is played across 43 states in the U.S., Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Perhaps the fear of looming economic collapse could have a great deal to do with the recent Powerball jackpots being so large. Jackpots have climbed as high as $656M (Mega Millions in 2012).

Why would people line up in droves to play lottery games that offer such seemingly impossible odds? It is highly likely that the Nation's economic despair has driven people to dream big and invest in the lottery. Why not? Tickets run between $1 and $5 each, depending on whether participants choose the "power play" option, for example.

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