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  • n  the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
  • n  any outstanding award

  • Winslet hit the jackpot on her very first film audition, winning a costarring role in director Peter Jackson's breakthrough feature as a teenaged girl whose obsessive fantasy life .
  • Biggest jackpot thus far, a three-weeker: $88.
  • Scarce and expensive drugs are the potential jackpot payoffs of pharmaceutical chemistry.
News & Articles

  • Powerball jackpot increases to $127M
    Saturday's Powerball jackpot has grown to $127 million. No one has matched all six numbers since the drawing on June 1.
    June 21, 2013 - CBS 46 News Atlanta
  • Megawatty EuroMillions jackpot up for the win
    UK -- Tonight's draw in the EuroMillions jackpot is worth £141million, The Daily Telegraph reported. This marks the third largest jackpot in its history, the report said.
    June 21, 2013 - Rolling Good Times
  • Saturday Powerball Jackpot Now Up to $127 Million
    Guess what? Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s POWERBALL jackpot, it just keeps on growing – up to an impressive $127 million for tomorrow night’s draw. This marks the second time since California joined the multi-state game back in April that the jackpot amount has eclipsed the $100 million mark.
    June 21, 2013 - KSEE 24 Fresno

  • Karen Tandy in Washington Post
    This is like law enforcement hitting the ultimate jackpot,Tandy said. "But luck had nothing to do with this windfall."
  • Gete Wami in USA Today
    I want to run New York, and I want to win the jackpot,Wami said.
  • Teresa Roncon in CTV.ca
    There was definitely a lot of attention paid to this jackpot,Roncon said. "These are tough economic times and people were certainly looking for something a little escapist, and that's what they get with a lottery."

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