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CSRA Powerball Players Ready For Big Money

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Stormy Puryear says he spends a few dollars on the Powerball every week, but this week's drawing is special because of the $400 million dollar jackpot.

"I usually play a dollar, but now I played $20 on this one because with the chance of winning, I would love to get my sons and my little girl a big house. Something real big," Puryear says.

He says he would also set aside some money for himself so he can buy a new car. And he wasn't the only person who was already making big plans.

"I'm going to donate some to my church, St. Edward's Parish in North Augusta. And I'll donate some to St. Jude's Hospital. Then buy myself a nice mansion in Miami," Nicholas Riley says.

Ever since the cost of a Powerball ticket increased from one dollar to two dollars, there have been bigger jackpots in smaller amounts of time. Some players are starting to notice the change.

"That's why I've got to play a little bit more, because there is more money involved, you know? I don't play that much, but for that much money, you can invest a few bucks to change your life," Riley says.

"The jackpots are tremendous. I think it's a wonderful thing to give someone the opportunity to win big," Puryear says.

There have been 11 Powerball drawings without a winner, which is why the jackpot is more than $400 million dollars. Puryear says he has hit a couple of numbers in the past, but he likes his odds this time around.

"This is the one I've been waiting on right here," Puryear says.

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