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ABCNEWS VideoSource
US Powerball 2 - WRAP US Powerball Lottery draw is held
08/26/2001
APTN
VSAP313394
TAPE: EF01/0614 IN_TIME: 03:27:33 - 07:33:07 DURATION: 1:49 SOURCES: APTN/Powerball RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Des Moines, Iowa and Washington, DC, USA, August 26/25, 2001 SHOTLIST: Des Moines, Iowa - 25 August 2001 - Powerball 1. Wide shot Powerball draw with Mike Pace commentating 2. Close up numbered balls rolling into machine 3. Wide shot Powerball draw Washington DC - 25 August 2001 - APTN 4. Lottery sign in window, pans to line of people out the door 5. People in queue 6. People filling out lottery cards 7. Close up filling out lottery cards 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Helen Potishic, Lottery player: "I want to help a lot of poor people." 9. Man at lottery card register 10. Close up of man's fingers entering numbers 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steve Tsioros, Lottery player: "A trip around the world and who knows what else. Get a nice yacht?" 12. Couple filling out lottery cards 13. Close shot of couple filling out cards 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Patty Kelly, Lottery player: "I'm going to send my kids to college and I'm going to stop worrying about it." 15. Close up of money changing hands 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sam Williams, Lottery player: "I don't want to hit all this money, believe me, I don't want it." 17. Various of people waiting in queue inside STORYLINE: A huge lottery jackpot in the U-S has got Americans in the grip of Powerball fever. The jackpot for Saturday night's draw in this popular lottery is a massive 295 (m) million (U-S) dollars, the second highest in Powerball history and the third largest lottery jackpot ever in the United States. Near-record numbers of people were lured by the chance to win a fortune beyond their wildest dreams, for an outlay of just one dollar per ticket. The numbers were drawn on Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa, the host of the Powerball lottery that is played in 21 states and the District of Columbia. The winning Powerball numbers were 8-17-22-42-47 and Powerball 21. Powerball officials didn't immediately announce whether any winning tickets were sold. The odds of winning are one in 80 (m) million, but lottery players were not deterred, and many people travelled hundreds of kilometres (miles) to cross into a Powerball playing state to buy tickets for the big draw. The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was the 295.7 (m) million U-S dollars won in 1998 by a group of factory workers in Ohio. The richest lottery prize in U-S history was the 363 (m) million U-S dollars Big Game jackpot, won in May last year by two players in Illinois and Michigan.
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