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November 28th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

Florida lottery secretary gives tips for playing the Powerball lottery

The winning number for Powerball's $500 million jackpot will be drawn tonight.

One hundred and ten thousand tickets are being sold every minute, with revenue from sales expected to top $1 billion dollars.

Secretary of the Florida Lottery Cynthia F. O'Connell joins Starting Point live from Tallahassee, Florida this morning to discuss the public excitement over tonight's drawing.

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November 27th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

The do's and don'ts of office lottery pools

At $425 million, Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is set to be the biggest jackpot in the history of the game.

The previous Powerball record was $365 million, won by eight co-workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in 2006. Each of the colleagues received a little over $15 million after taxes.

Many Americans will likely try their luck as part of an office pool on Wednesday, but what are the do’s and don’t of office pools?

Legal expert and estate attorney Ann Margaret Carrozza sits down with the Starting Point team this morning with advice on how to handle lottery pools and avoid bad situations in the event of a win.

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