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A customer holds his Mega Millions lottery ticket at Tobacco Plus in Muncie, Ind. Researchers say lotteries often draw low-income gamblers who are on welfare. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Lotteries Take In Billions, Often Attract The Poor

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Hidden, he is: This photo provided by the California Lottery shows Powerball winner B. Raymond Buxton holding his ceremonial check. The big winner is trying to keep his life private. He showed up in a T-shirt that says "Luck of the Jedi, I Have." California Lottery/AP hide caption

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Paul White of Ham Lake, Minn., and his partner Kim VanReese. White bought one of the three winning tickets in Wednesday's $448.4 million Powerball lottery. While one-third of the jackpot is about $149.4 million, he's chosen to take his share in a lump sum rather than spread out over many years. That lump sum is $86 million, which after taxes will be about $58 million. Eric Miller /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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