Powerball jackpot grows to over $1B

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Paul Dolan
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Powerball tickets. (Credit: CBS News)
Credit: CBS News

The Powerball jackpot has grown to over $1,000,000,000 after nobody won in Saturday’s drawing.

So people are racing to get their hands on a new tick and their chance to win some big bucks.

There may be a big treat for a lucky Powerball player this Halloween.

7-Eleven cashier, Lisa Pawlenko played Saturday’s lottery and missed it by one number.

“It was like a madhouse in here. How many people would you say bought last night? I’m not sure over 100 I believe,” Pawlenko said.

She’s planning to buy one herself in hopes to fund some needed hurricane relief.

“Because we were having a little bit of damage from the hurricane. I want to get it all fixed up,” Pawlenko said.

Billy Wood told WINK News what he would do if he won the jackpot.

“Take care of some of the people I know family, friends, whatever they needed,” Wood said.

If someone does win Monday’s jackpot that will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history according to the Florida Lottery.

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