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Some hoping luck strikes twice at Dearborn convenience store

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It's the largest Powerball jackpot in history, and Saturday night everyone's talking about the record $600 million prize.

Locally, a Dearborn couple made Powerball history in November by winning half of the game's $587.5 million jackpot, the largest ever and Missouri's largest prize at that time. Cindy and Mark Hill matched all six numbers drawn to win $293.7 million.

Cindy Hill bought the couple's winning combination the night of the drawing at Trex Mart, located at 17605 Highway Z in Dearborn.

With the May 18 jackpot so big, lines are long to purchase tickets at convenience stores everywhere, but especially at the Trex Mart. People visiting the store are hoping that luck will strike twice.

One group said they were driving back from a state track tournament and were stopping at all across the state, buying tickets at a lot of the gas stations they came across.

"I think it (the Trex Mart) is more lucky. It brings news to this gas station, so more people are likely to come here to buy one," one person said.

The Hills are from Dearborn and used some of their winnings to donate back to the community.

People have until 9 p.m. to get their lottery ticket for the Saturday night drawing.

The chances of winning the estimated $600 million prize remain astronomically high: 1 in 175.2 million. That's how many different ways you can combine the numbers when you play. But lottery officials estimate about 80 percent of those possible combinations have been purchased.

Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.)  All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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