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Big Jackpot Generates Big Sales

August 15, 2012, 5:00 PM by Michaela Read

Big Jackpot Generates Big Sales
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

There's only one thing Larry Toft is feeling.

"Feeling lucky, you bet, feeling lucky," Toft said.

And apparently he's not the only one.

When the jackpot gets this big for the Powerball, stores like Lewis Drug get ready for a big rush.

"We will be spending a lot more time at our customer service booth today [Wednesday], we have a lot more people stopping in to make sure they have their chance at the big total," Lewis Store Manager Bob Deaton said.

The dollar amount isn't the only thing that's grown since no one won Saturday's drawing. Interest has too.

"Well we just came to get some stamps and saw the $320 million sign up there and we said 'well you can't win if we don't buy some tickets,'" Toft said.

And, whether it's with a group of coworkers or friends, a lot of people are increasing their odds by putting together a powerball pool.

"Anytime you see a total like this you see more people putting in a couple of bucks and trying to spread the chance of winning by spreading it over the people in the company," Deaton said.

But, just one ticket is enough for Toft. And even if he wins, he doesn't see much changing.

"My wife and I are retired already so we can't retire, probably find a good golf coach and see if he can teach me how to play better golf," Toft said.

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