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November 27, 2012

Millions chase record $500M Powerball jackpot

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CHICAGO —

Barrow says it's no secret that it's not a prudent investment to regularly buy lottery tickets, but he contends it's a little more defensible as the amount skyrockets.

If the jackpot amount approached $600 million, and if you had the means to buy enough tickets until you won, AND if you could guarantee you wouldn't have to share with anyone, then it might be a wise investment, he said.

That's a lot of ifs, Barrow acknowledges. Still, he says he'll likely join the throngs of ticket buyers.

"For two bucks, it's worth a chance," he said. "What else am I going to do with that $2? I'll just waste it on something else."

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