Powerball Numbers Could Win You $425 Million

The lottery jackpot has hit a new record and will continue to grow before numbers are drawn.
2:35 | 11/27/12

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amy over here. She made a startling confession yesterday. She has never bought a powerball ticket, no matter how high the jackpot gets. It's $425 million and climbing. It's all over. I went on a deal with four others. So, sorry. Split four ways. And I went for this one after speaking to a man who I feel like might have given me pretty good guidance. He's won multiple, seven, lottery jackpots. Take a look. The powerball frenzy, causing ticket machines to go on the fritz. They need to get the system up. Reporter: Overnight, georgia lottery officials blaming software updates for slow machines near atlanta. While in florida and georgia, lines almost out the door. Still, this morning, despite frustrations and even with those 1 in 175 million odds of winning, record numbers of people are playing. Winner. I am a winner. I'D LIKE TO WIN IT ALL.eporter: One reason, the jackpot has defied its own odds. An unheard of 16 drawings without a winner. Ticket sales tomorrow could top $214 million. There you go. And good luck. Thank you. Reporter: While lottery officials and basic math say it's impossible to increase your odds, people love to try. That's where richard lustig comes in. People can win. Reporter: He's defied the odds. Not once. But seven times. Writing a book about his jackpot. His unscientific suggestions, pick your own numbers. Don't let the machine pick for you. And do your research. Check online to see if your numbers are won. I choose my numbers. And I go on. Do I keep those numbers? Absolutely. Reporter: And he says, buy, buy, buy. Buy as many tickets as you can afford. Reporter: Even lottery officials agree with that one. The more tickets sold, the better odds someone will win. Will it be me? Where do I play powerball? After a few first-time player hiccups? Five down here and one down here? Is that what he said? I'm ready for my jackpot. 425 million. One of these. And here they are. We had a little underline. Buy as many as you can afford. Make sure you have that taken care of before you buy these. Good luck.

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