UPDATED: No Winning Tickets Sold in Wednesday’s Powerball Drawing!
No lucky draw this time.
Lottery officials are saying the winning ticket with the numbers 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 and the Powerball of 17 did not sell.
This means the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing could reach as high as $700 million, making it the largest lottery drawing in U.S. history.
A half a billion dollar Powerball jackpot has people across the metro and across the country rushing out to convenience stores in hopes of buying the winning ticket.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is currently sitting at $500 million, and business is up at local gas stations.
I talked with customers, and they all had their own dreams of what they would do with that all that money.
Customers have been streaming into the Casey’s on 13th Avenue & 43rd street south in Fargo all day – keeping the staff on their toes.
“The busiest time for it is like mid–afternoon…mid to late afternoon when people are getting done with work,” said General Manager Linda Rensvold. “They are also buying larger amounts.”
“Well, I’m out here for the work pool, so probably about eighty of them. So I had to run out on my lunch and grab it for everybody at work,” said Tony Walz, a West Fargo resident.
Across the country millions of Americans are rushing to gas stations like this one for their chance at life–changing money. Players’ aspirations are charitable…
“You know … make sure that everyone in my family or everyone in need at least has some type of … you know help.” said Bright Kpegeol, a Fargo resident.
Some are more traditional …
“I would probably get a nice lake home and travel a bit more,” said Walz.
“Well … a car. I always wanted was an Audi. I need an Audi,” added Kpegeol.
But most have one idea in mind.
“I would call in my resignation first,” said Rensvold.
“Well, I maybe or maybe not go into work tomorrow,” Walz added.
Despite all of the plans that players make after winning $500 million, the odds of winning the jackpot is a whopping 292 million to one.
If you choose the lump sum option the payout is “only” $306 million.