January 2, 2012
In this Dec. 31, 2011, photo, Amber Wallenstein, a 31-year-old clerk at the Freedom Value Center convenience store and gas station in Sioux Falls, S.D., rings up a Powerball ticket for a customer. The price for Powerball tickets is set to double Jan. 15. "I don't think anybody knows about it yet," Wallenstein said of the price hike. "But they'll still pay for it."
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Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck.