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$340m jackpot up for grabs in lottery

The Powerball jackpot skyrocketed after 20 straight draws in which no one won the grand prize. "It's a lot of money to win for just playing a dollar," 18-year-old construction worker Danny Loudin told CNN after buying his ticket at the C&L Super Serve in Hurricane West Virginia.

The odds of hitting all six numbers are 1 in 146 million. The biggest lottery jackpot in US history is $363m, shared by two ticket holders in Illinois and Michigan in 2000.

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