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Bernadette Bridges, an employee of the BP gas station at the corner of Brown Street and Washington Avenue in Alton, Ill., sells another Powerball lottery ticket Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, for the Wednesday drawing, which will have a jackpot of at least $500 million. The jackpot has rolled over 16 consecutive times without a win, but lottery officials predict a 60 percent chance the winner's numbers could be drawn tonight. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman) THE NEWS-DEMOCRAT AND THE POST-DISPATCH OUT