Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A New Jersey construction worker says he's in charge of buying Powerball tickets for a group of about a dozen co-workers.Frank Scorvino of Toms River, N.J., says if they hit Saturday's $325 million jackpot, most of them would purchase new houses and cars, and maybe go on a cruise.The jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game's history. Powerball jackpots have increased more rapidly since the price doubled to $2 in January.Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that's fallen over a major holiday. They're unsure of the impact on sales.South Bend, Ind., resident Dameon Smith says he'd retire from his job at the Hummer plant in Mishawaka, Ind. He said he'd share with family, friends and people he doesn't know.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot - the fourth-largest in the game's history.Chicago resident Clyde Gadlin, 65, emerged from the bustle of holiday shoppers on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, to stop in at a 7-Eleven to buy his daily batch of Lottery tickets, including Powerball.For him, the game is a chance to dream - a single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes - and he tries not to let the long odds burst his bubble.Lottery officials say they're unsure what effect Thanksgiving and beginning of Christmas shopping season will have on sales, which normally pick up in the days before high-dollar drawings.If he wins, Gadlin said, he'd journey back to his grandfather's farm in Heidelberg, Miss., where he spent part of his childhood.\I would go down there again and probably do a little bit of farming

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