Powerball Jackpot Now Worth 325 Million

By: Kassi Shelley Email
By: Kassi Shelley Email

James bell says he's in Florida to buy a lottery ticket and he means business.

"I'm gonna win whatever it is. 2-hundred and…What is it? 250 million?"

Actually the Powerball jackpot is now estimated to be worth around 325-million dollars after no one was able to match the numbers on Wednesday.
And with the stakes being so high, many people want in on the action.

"I decided to come down and play a little lottery because I wanted to get rich. I don't play it that often, but this time it went up to 325- million so I decided I would play."

Daimon pope says he doesn't mind sharing the winnings, just as longs as he gets something.

"I just want a piece of the pie. You know, I'm just like everyone else, I'm just trying to get a piece of the pie. I don't want it all. I'll share it, I'll share it with you!"

"Not greedy at all!"

But to win, you must first choose the lucky numbers...
Some are superstitious...

"It's our birthdays naturally."

"My birthday, my age, my mom's birthday, something like that."

While others just let "the quick pick selection" do its thing...

"Oh, I took the quick pick."

"I let them pick it, quick pick. It's the luck of the draw."

And what does anybody do with all of that money?

"If I win I'm gonna bless the churches!"

"Give it to the family and hope to have a prosperous life from then on."

"You know, retire, retire early."

"We just want to travel."

"I would give a portion to my church and share the wealth with a lot of other people as well."

As for James, he says he would give it to his grandchildren because....

"When you get to be 74 years old, there ain't a whole lot you can do with it!”


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