Powerball mania: Connecticut residents excited about 4th-largest jackpot in U.S. history

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News 8 found many folks in East Haven dreaming about what it would be like to win the whopping $750,000 Powerball jackpot. It’s the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

“I’m going to share it if I win,” said Clinton’s David Mehlinger. He said his numbers came to him in a dream from his loved ones last night.

“The numbers came and the people came. So, that’s why I’m here,” said Mehlinger. “I hope they’re looking down upon me and saying ‘it’s your turn.'”

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“I would be shocked, speechless,” said Hamden’s Bridget Suhr when she thought about winning.

When News 8’s Stephanie Simoni told her she has a better chance of dating her favorite celebrity than hitting the jackpot she said, “We’ll have to talk to my husband about that. I’d rather win the lottery and still date my husband.”

“I don’t have to be the only one winner. I’d like to be part of it. I don’t need all that money,” said New Haven’s Carlos Rodriguez.

If it makes you feel any better, you are more likely to win the Powerball jackpot than you are to be hit by a piece of debris of a satellite from space.

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