Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lotto Buyers Scramble to Win Powerball $320 M Jackpot

Lotto Buyers Scramble to Win Powerball $320 M Jackpot

By: Eugene Daniel
Updated: August 15, 2012

PEORIA-Someone might  be a little bit richer come Wednesday night.

Around 5 p.m., Peoria convenience store Super Liquors was super busy.

What caught everyone's attention? How about a chance to win 320 million dollars. The Powerball jackpot hit its fourth highest total ever Wednesday night, and even the luckiest of people weren't leaving anything to chance.

"It's like a dream. A dream just like everybody else. You can't win if you don't play," said Steve Williams of Peoria.

"They'll come back and say, 'Oh I gotta run this number. Or hey I gotta play this one more time, because it's all a game of chance and they think they're gonna win. We've had some pretty big tickets about $50 a pop," said Daren Sellers, cashier at Super Liquors.

Some players, like Steve Williams of Peoria, would be more generous than others if he wins.

 "If I win you can retire, you can retire, he can retire, they can retire. Now you got me on camera saying that," Williams said.

Shirley Wilkinson of Peoria would help others too, but not in the way most people would expect.

"I would buy lot's of people dentures for starters because I remember when I got mine, how people treated me different," Wilkinson said.

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