Powerball at Highest Jackpot Ever

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Monday, October 24 2005 Oct 24, 2005 Monday, October 24, 2005 9:58:19 AM CDT October 24, 2005 in News

What would you do with $340 million dollars?  That's the question of the day.  Powerball is at it's highest jackpot ever, $340 million, and local gas stations can tell.

"We've been really busy, ever since Saturday when nobody won, we've just been packed in here," Quik Trip Assistant Manager Ben Murray said.

It seems like the lottery is what everyone is talking about.

"Well it's quite remarkable. I came from St. Louis this morning, and that was all the talk on the radio," Lotto Player Pat Robert said.

And just how obsessed are some people?

"The most tickets we've sold to one person I think was between $200 and $250. We've had several people come in and buy at least a $100 just like that," Murray said.

Your last chance to buy a powerball ticket is tonight at 9:00.  The drawing is tonight at 10:00, so be sure to have your tickets ready.  If there is no winner in tonight's drawing, Saturday's powerball will set another record at $365 million.

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