LBC Sandy Survivors Dream of Powerball Riches


Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups.

Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: a $425 million Powerball jackpot.

It’s one of the biggest multistate takes in U.S. history.


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The high hopes extend to Long Beach, a hard-hit Long Island barrier beach community.

Retiree Raymond Parker wants to share the joy when the Powerball winning numbers are chosen Wednesday night.

Says Parker: “A lot of people should win, not just one.”

Like many Long Beach residents, Parker said his car was destroyed by rising floodwaters during the storm.

But he’s not contemplating buying a new one if he wins the jackpot.

The 67-year-old joked that he’d probably hire a chauffeur instead.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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