OKLAHOMA CITY – In anticipation of Wednesday’s record Powerball jackpot, Oklahomans have been flocking to the stores to buy tickets.
“I can’t pass this up; it’s too much to pass up, so hopefully I’ve got the winning numbers right here,” Ron Benford said, who bought a ticket Tuesday morning.
Wednesday’s jackpot is worth $500 million and expected only to rise.
The multi-state Powerball has never seen a jackpot this large.
“When it hits something like $400 million that’s just an amazing number, and you know, people get all excited,” Oklahoma Lottery’s Rollo Reburn said.
Your chances of winning are about 1 in 175 million.
You won’t hear convenience store managers like Beth Lawson complaining.
She said it’s fun to be a part of all the excitement.
“They think they’re going to get lucky and they do sometimes,” she said. “I hope the win if from our store. That would be awesome.”