Powerball features jumbo jackpot
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Saturday night’s Powerball is a jumbo jackpot.
Across the country, people have lotto fever. It’s the fourth largest Powerball ever and $325 million will be drawn Saturday night.
A $2 ticket buys a chance at Powerball’s 325 million jackpot. A chance of one in 175 million, but still a chance.
“I just came from Mohegan sun I was lucky maybe I'll be lucky again,” said a Powerball buyer.
At Route 110 Convenience Store in Methuen, the fourth biggest jackpot in the game's history has more people testing their luck.
“I never play. Not at all. Not so much as a scratch ticket,” said another ticket buyer.
If the ticket matches all six numbers, the winner will receive a cash payout of nearly 213 million dollars before taxes.
“Everyone's buying 5, 10, some people buying fifty, it's crazy,” said Hem Vora, who is selling the tickets.
Using quick picks or the old familiar tricks, the eye-popping prize just seems worth ponying up for.
“When they get big like this I like to buy them, sure,” said a ticket buyer.
On the final day to buy the Powerball tickets, the Route 110 Convenient Store in Methuen said it sold $3,000 worth of tickets.