The Powerball Jackpot continues to climb and is expected to be around $485 million by Wednesday night’s drawing.
The jackpot is high and so are people’s hopes in the Ohio Valley as they flooded into stores to purchase their tickets.
There are only six numbers, but they could change someone’s life forever. The Powerball Jackpot is sitting at $450 million and continues to climb as people all across the nation join in the fun of potentially hitting the jackpot.
Neeley’s Grocery in Wheeling was packed all day as dozens came in looking for Lady Luck and hitting the massive jackpot.
“Well the sales have been brisk when it gets up high, especially at $450 million and growing,” said Scott Miller. “The sales are just phenomenal. A lot of people pull their money to try and beat the odds.”
The jackpot is expected to top $485 million so what would the players do with all that money?
“Share and share,” said Powerball player Elena Yvanez. “Give it all to who wants it. Oooh that would be good, right?”
“Hopefully I win because we could sure use the money to go on our trip,” said Powerball player Dawn Works.
“Probably move to Hawaii or the Bahamas,” said Powerball player Britt Edwards.
“Buy a big hunting farm, that’d be about it, buy a farm to hunt on,” said Powerball player Jim Baller.
“I would take all these guys on a big camping trip and hunting and fishing,” said Powerball player Don Edge. “Everyone of these guys. Myself, that’s all I would be doing, week in and week out, I’d be on one hunt after another.”
Neeley’s claims to be the #1 Lottery retailer in Ohio County and would receive $100,000 for being the store that sold the winning ticket, but Miller says he doesn’t know what he’d do with any kind of lottery winnings.
“It would be a very nice problem to have,” said Miller. “I don’t personally see it happening but I would like to win something every once in awhile. The odds are stacked against you but it’s all fun to play.”