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Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.

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Dover resident Cliff Hatch Sr. purchases Powerball tickets from Mike’s Food Mart manager Jiger Patel Tuesday afternoon at the Governors Avenue store. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

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Purchasing her tickets at Mike’s Food Mart in Dover Tuesday, Marilyn Wilkins of Dover has Powerball fever. She’s eager to win part or all of the $1.5 billion up for grabs. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

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With $1.5 billion on his mind, William Waring of Magnolia holds in hand what he hopes to be the lucky Powerball ticket Tuesday afternoon at Mike’s Food Mart on Dover. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)