Powerball hits $550 million

Published 11/28 2012 10:56PM

Updated 11/29 2012 11:07AM

CHAMPAIGN -- The Powerball Jackpot is the largest ever in the game's history, causing people everywhere to get in on the action. The prize is $550 million. It's no surprise people all over are trying their odds.

Some play alone, while others "carpool" and buy tickets with others. But, no matter how they play lottery sales have taken off because of the large prize. For one gas station employee it means more work.

"Since I started clocking in earlier for my shift, basically non-stop. I haven't had a break yet, and it's going on 7 o'clock now and I got here at 2," says Isacc Siegmeond.

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