Powerball jackpot jumps to $758 million

Powerball jackpot jumps to $758 million

An estimated $700 million is up for grabs in the scheduled drawing at 10:59 p.m. The chance of winning the grand prize is about 1 in 292 million, according to the Powerball website.

A drawing for the second largest Powerball prize in the game's history is set for tonight, giving Americans who purchased tickets another chance to turn $2 into hundreds of millions.

"The usual stuff. You take care of the people that you love, then you take care of the things you probably should've been taking care of for the last few years", said Bill Wilson. "It's insane. And it's so amusing, because people won't get out of bed for $40 million".

With the jackpot for the Powerball at $700 million, people are flooding into stores across the Midlands to buy a ticket for a chance to win it all.

Those three tickets were bought in Milpitas, Daly City and Newport Beach, said Russ Lopez, spokesperson for the California Lottery.

"I would definitely have my mother's business increase", said Chelsey. That's where the drawing happens, and with $700 million on the line, many eyes will be on the moment. If a retailer in Maryland sells a winning ticket, they get $100,000. "People are buying in big amounts, like $10 or $20".

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"Makes time go by quicker and hopefully we're going to sell that lucky ticket".

"When it's only a million or two, why does no one play?" Seven Hundred -Million dollars is a lot of money and it has gotten many excited about their gambles at winning. This time, the payout would be $443.3 million.

Many kept the strategy simple by letting the machine pick the numbers.

The bell for the shop's door rang continuously Wednesday as she talked.

"There's no magic method to picking your numbers, I get emails every day asking". "We've had one person come in and buy 30".

The new higher odds have also brought more attention to the lottery.