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Powerball, Mega Millions give state budgets a lift

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. Changes in the nationwide Powerball and Mega Millions games have led to some of the world's largest jackpots in the last two years,...

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