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With no Wednesday victor, Powerball jackpot grows

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Saul Franklin | 12 August, 2017, 00:25

If no one matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in tonight's drawing, the jackpot will continue to increase. The prize has been building since the last victor at the end of April.

After no one won Wednesday night's Powerball, its jackpot rolled to $356 million for Saturday's game.

At Fill and Fly near Mount Pocono, nearly every customer that stopped in bought a lottery ticket.

"I'm feeling lucky, I am feeling lucky especially with you guys here".

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"I anticipate it'll be a little insane", Candia First Stoppe manager Marie Bamford said of the rush of ticket sales expected as players with big dreams line up.

Of course, we had to ask what these lottery playing hopefuls would do if they hit the jackpot.

Both jackpots are more than $350 million for the first time ever. "You could buy 300 million of them and if the lottery is $302 million, you'd make money", he quipped. "Then help out family and friends", said Selina Sobers, Tobyhanna. Annuity is paid out as one immediate sum, followed by 29 annual payments, each 5 percent bigger than the previous one. Brothers in Law Rakesh and Ashok, who sold a $50 million winning Powerball Ticket at their Pennsylvania store in 2012 have some advice for potential players.

Lottery ticket enthusiasts have a one in 290 million chance for Powerball, while having a one in 258 million chance for the Mega Millions, according to CBS. The Mega Millions drawing will be held at 11:00pm Friday live on 13abc. The winning numbers in the August 5 drawing were 11-21-28-33-45 Powerball 11 Power Play 2.

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