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Victor Rodgers walks out of Dairydel in Hartsdale (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Victor Rodgers walks out of Dairydel in Hartsdale after buying three Powerball tickets. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Hudson Valley dreams of Powerball $550M jackpot

What would you do with $550 million? It's a question many people across the Hudson Valley were pondering Monday as they bought chances to win a record Powerball jackpot, to be drawn Wednesday night. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Victor Rodgers walks out of Dairydel in Hartsdale
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Victor Rodgers walks out of Dairydel in Hartsdale after buying three Powerball tickets. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Dairydel of Hartsdale co-owner Mary Seo works behind
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Dairydel of Hartsdale co-owner Mary Seo works behind the register. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Omar Morales of Croton buys Powerball tickets at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Omar Morales of Croton buys Powerball tickets at Dairydel of Hartsdale. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

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Lottery tickets are sold alongside Powerball tickets at
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Lottery tickets are sold alongside Powerball tickets at Dairydel in Hartsdale. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Omar Morales of Croton buys Powerball tickets at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Omar Morales of Croton buys Powerball tickets at Dairydel of Hartsdale. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Dairydel in Hartsdale has sold winning tickets in
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Dairydel in Hartsdale has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Dairydel in Hartsdale has sold winning tickets in
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Dairydel in Hartsdale has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Ed Hammel of Hartsdale buys $20 worth of
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Ed Hammel of Hartsdale buys $20 worth of Powerball tickets. (Nov. 28, 2012)

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Dairydel of Hartsdale co-owner Mary Seo sells Powerball
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Dairydel of Hartsdale co-owner Mary Seo sells Powerball tickets to a customer Wednesday morning. Dairydel has sold winning tickets in the past, and experienced a boost in business earlier this year as a result. (Nov. 28, 2012)

Mimi Dwarka, 33, of the Bronx, holds her
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Mimi Dwarka, 33, of the Bronx, holds her Powerball lottery ticket at Ankerson's Pharmacy in Mount Vernon. The jackpot is up to $500 million. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been selling hundreds or thousands of tickets a day to residents hoping to see their jackpot dreams come true. The jackpot is up to $425 million. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been selling hundreds or thousands of tickets a day to residents hoping to see their jackpot dreams come true. The jackpot is up to $425 million. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Lottery sellers all over the region have been selling hundreds or thousands of tickets a day to residents hoping to see their jackpot dreams come true. The Powerball jackpot is up to $425 million. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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Dionne Graham of Mount Vernon scans a lottery
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Dionne Graham of Mount Vernon scans a lottery ticket at Ankerson's Pharmacy. Graham said if she wins, she would like to send money to relatives abroad, as well as buy a house for her husband. (Nov. 26, 2012)

Ray Tam, 53, of Yonkers says he spends
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ray Tam, 53, of Yonkers says he spends one hundred dollars a week on Powerball tickets. Tam said, "She will kill me -- my wife -- if she knew I spend $100 every week. But I know that when I share it with her she will be super happy." Tam is pictured at his store, 4th Avenue Electronics in Mount Vernon, holding 10 Powerball tickets. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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