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Full-tilt Powerball frenzy in Florida

Forecast for a big win in the Sunshine State looks favorable; $83 million worth of tickets sold.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Nov 29, 2012 12:14AM

OK, Florida. You’re kind of showing off with your Powerball sales. A Fort Lauderdale newspaper is claiming that the Sunshine State has the best chance of winning tonight’s $550 million Powerball jackpot. And it’s not because they have optimism on their side; Florida players have bought more than $83 million worth of tickets.

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That’s more tickets than any other state. Despite Florida’s unstoppable spending, the odds of winning are still 1 in 175 million. On the bright side, no matter the odds, someone has to win, right? 

According to AZCentral.com, Chuck Strutt, the executive director of Multi-State Lottery Association, predicts there’s roughly a 60 percent that someone will win Powerball tonight. Chances increase if there's a flurry of last-minute ticket buyers who choose their own numbers. 

If no one wins tonight, the jackpot will continue to skyrocket as ticket sales grow. Good luck!

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Photo: Chris O'Meara/AP 

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