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Powerball jackpot jumps to $900 million

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The Powerball jackpot is up another million since Friday. It's at an estimated $900 million, according to the Minnesota State Lottery.

People all across the county are getting excited about the record setting jackpot. The state lottery says Powerball tickets were selling at $8,643 per minute in Minnesota Saturday afternoon.

The odds of winning are very low. You have a one in 292,201,338 chance of hitting the jackpot. If you'd like to test those odds without dropping a penny, check out this Powerball simulator.

But don't let the odds keep you from dreaming. CBS says if one person wins the jackpot, he or she will probably have around $335 million after all the taxes.

That's enough to afford a private island, a private jet and a Ferrari. But not nearly enough money to buy a professional sports team, CBS notes.

If you're looking to strike it rich Saturday, WCCO says there are some retailers who have a history of selling tickets worth $10,000 or more.

A lottery kiosk behind the security checkpoint at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has sold five of those tickets, according to the station.

The Kwik Trip on Palomino Drive in Apple Valley, Kwik Trip on Salem Road in Rochester and Cashwise Foods in Waite Park also have a history of selling winning tickets.

But the station notes the main reason those places sell so many winning tickets is because they sell a lot of tickets in general.

Minnesota has had 22 Powerball jackpot winners since 1992, the Minnesota State Lottery says. Paul White of Ham Lake was the last Minnesotan to win. He claimed a third of the $450 million jackpot in 2013.

Tickets for Saturday night's drawing must be purchased by 9 p.m.

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