The Powerball is the largest this country has ever seenFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- You might have heard, the Powerball has soared to 600 million dollars! That's the largest lottery this country has ever seen.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- You might have heard, the Powerball has soared to 600 million dollars! That's the largest lottery this country has ever seen.
Glenn Myorld-Powerball Player: "Well, I feel pretty good now."
First you gotta play.
Tina Berge-Powerball Player: "I've bought two, and I'm heading to the cities and looking to buy a few more."
And even though the odds are pretty small, Tina Berge is thinking big. Six hundred- million smackers.
Berge: "A lot of zeros, laughter."
But what do you do with that kind of cash?
Crystal Schuldheisc/Powerball Player: "Pay off school loans."
Myorld:"I thought I'd stop by the gas station here, being the price of gas went up I figured I'd win the Powerball and pay for the gas."
Or, with a lump sum, cashout option, you could pick one thousand of your closest friends to buy a latte for every day, for the next 257 years.
Better yet, you could order about 580 thousand iPhone 5s.
But your chances of winning are just one in 175 million.
Kayla Sanders- Gas Station Attendant: "It's been crazy today. There have been all sorts of people in here buying powerball tickets. I thought we were going to run out of paper to print them on."
Myorld:"I think everybody enters it when it gets this high."
Crystal put her name in the powerball five times. And she's feeling pretty lucky.
Schuldheisc: "Good, I've never bought one before."
If she's feels like sharing her big bucks,Crystal would be able to hand out one dollar to everyone in America and still have about 60 million left over.
If nobody wins tonight's jackpot, the Powerball will climb to about one billion dollars!