03/24/2013 11:25 am ET

The States With The Biggest Lotto Jackpots: 24/7 Wall St.

The odds of winning millions in the lottery are extraordinarily low. When the Powerball jackpot reached $587 million in late 2012, a player had a one in 175 million chance of winning the whole thing. Despite the odds, the owners of two tickets took home astronomical sums.

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