Folks are very excited. The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $570 million going into Saturday night's drawing.
A ticket for the USA lottery Powerball sits on a counter in a store on Kenmare Street in Manhattan, New York.
"I figure taxes and stuff, it's worth it when it gets up to $300 million or so", said Nate Boos, bought lottery ticket. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn.
"I only play a few times a year, when (the jackpot) gets big", Pinter also said.
And even if they do know, people often don't bother to check their tickets once they hear there was no jackpot victor or the winning ticket was bought out of state.
The largest Powerball jackpot was a $1.6 billion payout split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016, the association said.More news: When Is 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Premiering?
"A lot of people don't realize how much the lottery has contributed to scholarships in Arkansas but it's really really significant", she said. I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes.
Lunchtime at the Riverside Travel Center here sees a lot of in-and-out traffic, and today most of the vehicles in the parking lot had MS license plates. "So if I win, I guarantee I will start a funding specifically for those two". "And we've got this special $5 bundle - the "5 buck bundle.' If you go in and ask for a '5 buck bundle", you get one of all three ticket, the NSJ ticket being free".
In fact, the Mega Millions jackpot will be worth about $450 million if a victor is drawn Friday night.
"We have at least 11 Powerball Millionaires in Arkansas". The odds of picking the right six numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot are 303 million to 1, the game said.
If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.