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The drawing for the huge record jackpot is tonight. The odds of winning are 1 in 292 million. The last Powerball winner was Aug. 3 — and the jackpot has been growing since then.

State officials say South Carolinians are spending millions on boosting the jackpot. On Thursday, for example, they spent $1.4 million on tickets.

In other headlines:

Tropical storm forms northeast of Bahamas. The storm, named Nicole, is expected to approach the east coast of Florida by Wednesday. It could impact Charleston’s weather by the end of week.

Dems trying to win first statewide office in S.C. in 16 years. With Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham at the top of the party’s ticket, Democrats are trying to loosen GOP dominance in statewide races. Cunningham has a Charleston rally planned for today. Nationally, candidates are scrambling for last-minute votes.  

Wednesday ribbon cutting planned for N. Charleston bridge. The new pedestrian bridge over Noisette Creek will have a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday .

Former banker Laffitte to open trials related to Murdaugh family saga. The opening trial in the family saga involving accused murderer Alex Murdaugh involved a former banker accused of financial crimes discovered after Murdaugh’s wife and son were found dead. His trial starts Tuesday.

Charleston looks for more affordable housing. The city has a broad strategy to offer more affordable housing opportunities for ownership.

Charleston panel talks of solutions to gun violence. They agreed gun violence was an epidemic.

Spoleto Festival USA welcomes new leadership. A look at new executives who will put on the 2023 festival in Charleston.

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