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Crowds buying Powerball Tickets for $700 million jackpot

Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 18:56:31-04

The New York State Lottery is reporting that sales for tonight's $700 Million Powerball jackpot have exceeded $1 million-an-hour in New York State. The $700 million is the second highest jackpot in the game's history.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly stopped at Carl's Lotto Market in Cheektowaga to see how busy it was - and what people would do if they won.  Ed also takes a look at how much a winner in NYS would actually take home once you factor in taxes.