PowerBall Frenzy Sweeps Across Central GA
Earlier this year, it was the Mega-Millions record jackpot that had people across the U.S. trying their luck.
Now, PowerBall has a record jackpot of it's own that has just as many seeing dollar signs.
"Everybody wants to win," said one lady as she filled her ticket.
Why wouldn't you? The jackpot this go around, $425 million.
"$425 Million!" exclaimed Frank Wigington. "Wow! I think I'm going to play now."
That record jackpot is bringing the occasional players like John Crosby out.
"I wait until it gets high like this," said Crosby. "You know, $200 to $300 million dollars or higher."
So naturally, we want to know what would you do with all that money.
"I'll change my name first," said Wigington jokingly.
Take care of my family, pay all their bills," said Jenny Logan. "Hook them up on an island somewhere and retire."
Many central Georgians say they will be generous with their winnings.
"Just help everybody I can," said Crosby. "Play Santa Claus everyday."
"Donate to every charity that was in need," added Logan.
"give some to charity, help out your friends and family."
Despite only a one in 175 million chance of winning, many are feeling lucky.
When asked if she expected to win, Logan confidently answered "Absolutely."
Wigington laughed and responded. "Sure! I'm lucky, I think I'd win."
So what's the strategy behind picking those winning numbers. Logan said she is going with her favorite numbers.
"They consist of four, five, and seven in any combination."
While Crosby and Wigington say they'll just let the computer do it.
"Quick-picks normally the ones that win the big jackpots," said Crosby.
"I'll quick pick it," said Wigington. "I don't want to over think it, you know."
Two dollars may be worth the chance to win $400 million.
Crosby looked up, smiled and kissed his ticket.
"Let this be the winning ticket for me."