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Powerball jackpot up to $325 million for Saturday

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Some Black Friday shoppers are spending their cash on the chance at winning a lot more. Powerball tickets are going fast.

Saturday's jackpot is up to $325 million, the fourth largest in the game's history. Given that it's the season of giving, some folks say they wouldn't mind spreading the wealth around.

"Of course, I'll definitely donate some to charity. I'm that kind of guy. But this will definitely take care of me if I win," said Powerball player John Schankey.

Powerball player Fred Thorpe said, "I'm just gonna keep a million dollars through it in the bank and live off the interest, and the rest I'm gonna give away."

The odds of winning it all are about one in 175 million. If you take the lump sum option, you'll walk away with more than $200 million.

 

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