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Powerball jackpot climbs to $320 million


A constant stream of people filtered into a Sinclair gas station in Hiawatha, hoping to claim the lucky $320 million Powerball ticket.

Employees say they've seen demand for tickets increase as the jackpot continues to climb.

The $320 million dollar would be the fourth largest in Powerball history.

After 20 workers from Quaker Oats claimed a $241 million prize in June, many hoping for lightning to strike twice in Cedar Rapids.

"You know you've got the Quaker 20 down here that just won, like I said, I'm from La Porte, but I'm in the Cedar Rapids area so I'm buying a ticket down here," said Jeff Calkins.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $365 million won by food plant workers in Nebraska in 2006.

The winning Powerball ticket was sold in Lapeer, Michigan, which is about 40 miles north of Detroit.  The owner has not come forward yet. 

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