Sixth largest Powerball total has buyers hopefulGrand Forks, ND (WDAZ TV) - Lottery players across the country are proving March Madness isn't just for college basketball.
By: Kayla Strayer, WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAY
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ TV) - Lottery players across the country are proving March Madness isn't just for college basketball.
Thousands rushed to get their tickets today in hopes of hitting the $320 million Powerball jackpot.
Travel Center employees say Powerball tickets are selling so fast, they can barely keep up with the demand.
Samantha Buck, Simonson Employee: “We can't even keep track of how many we've sold.”
Buck says customers aren't asking for any particular numbers, they just want the winner.
Buck: “They keep asking to give them the winning numbers and everything, so everyone who comes in I'm telling them to buy me a Land Rover or something if they win.”
Kayla Strayer: “Are you feeling lucky?”
Mike Williams, Playing Powerball: “Yeah, I hope I win.”
If he does win, Williams says everyone would benefit.
Williams: “If I win we're all going on vacation.”
But what if this couple wins?
Beverly Smith, Playing Powerball: “I'm a giving person.”
Lee Smith, Playing Powerball: “No don't believe her. She would probably take my portion and give it away.”
Win or lose, retailers say it's all about having some fun.
Buck: “It's worth taking a chance. I mean 320 million is a lot of money so why not spend like five bucks or something to get your chances to win millions of dollars.”
Lottery players agree.
Lee: “It doesn't hurt to try.”
What they're trying to win is the sixth biggest jackpot ever.
If no winner is drawn tonight, lottery officials say the next jackpot could be about $500 million.