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Jackpot is third largest in Powerball history

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360 million reasons to play, pick those six lucky numbers and it is all yours.

"That's the redneck version of retirement right there," said Terry DeLisle.

"I'm going to travel the world man, go every place," Charles Elam said.

The odds of winning are 1 in 175 million.

The current jackpot is the 3rd largest in Powerball history. Take the cash option and you'll carry out $229 million before taxes.

"It is worth a hundred bucks trying to make $350 million," said William Hogan.

Hogan follows the old "it takes money to make money" adage. He's already won $40,000 from the Powerball back in 2006; now he wants the big score.

"It was beautiful it was beautiful," he said.

Along with the Powerball, Mega Millions has rolled into Florida for the first time. It is now being played in 43 states. Drawings are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mega Millions holds the title of the largest jackpot ever in the U.S. -- $656 million. The current pot is $190 million.

All that money up for grabs, creating champagne wishes and caviar dreams for players and store managers alike.

"One them promise $200,000 car, some say they're going to buy the gas station, some say give me a million, five percent...I wish everyone luck," said Marathon manager Mahmoud Hamdan.

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