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May 20, 2013

Anderson Powerball players tend to go for the big payouts

ANDERSON, Ind. — Someone in Florida has the winning numbers to the highest Powerball jackpot in history — a whopping estimated $590.5 million. But before those numbers were drawn Saturday, multiple people right here in Anderson gave it a go. On Sunday, The Herald Bulletin stopped by Mounds Mall to interview several Powerball players.

Larry Scott, of Anderson

Plays: When the jackpot is high

“When I saw that it was at $350 million I was like, ‘Ooh, I’m going to try and play and win it.’ Every time it went up, I would just get more and more and more (tickets). It was just like, ‘Man, am I ever going to win this?’ I would say the reason I bought so many tickets was because the more numbers you have, the more odds you have of winning, but I’ve heard it doesn’t really matter how many tickets you have.”

Paul Till, of Anderson

Plays: Regularly

“I don’t expect to ever hit the top rising Powerball with those odds of 175 million to one. I live a minimalist lifestyle so it’s one of the few things I spend money on.”

But if he won? “The first thing I’d do is form some kind of organization so that I can claim the winnings without exposing my identity. I don’t want to be rich and famous. And then I would probably spread it among immediate family.”

Amber Smith, of Anderson

Plays: When the jackpot is high

“Because if I would ever win it I would buy my mom her bakery, pay off her house, all of her bills and maybe me a house and a new car. College funds, of course. I have two kids.”

Teresa Dulworth, of Anderson

Plays: When the jackpot is high

“It’s like everybody else, you know, you have the big dream you might win.”

If she ever did? “I would, of course, pay off all my bills, but I would absolutely share with everyone and try to spread it around.”

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