11/28/2012 08:00 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2013

As Powerball Jackpot Hits $500 Million, Metro Detroiters Have High Hopes, Big Dreams

Put numbers on the floor and let the dog pick from them.

Offer to pay people who have picked winning numbers before.

Keep your fingers crossed, talk to God and go store-to-store -- even state-to-state -- to get the winning ticket.

Those are just some of the tactics people are using in an attempt to win tonight's estimated $500-million Powerball jackpot -- the largest ever for the game.

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