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Powerball fever hits peak with $500m jackpot

Debbie Baker will visit her regular East Boston hangout, Lanzilli’s Groceria, Wednesday, but not to play her typical Keno or Mass Cash. Instead she will take a crack at the record $500 million Powerball jackpot.

“I just play it when it’s large. I do it for fun,” said the 60-year-old retired construction worker. “One ticket. $2. Quick pick. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

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