SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — People are coming down with Powerball fever hoping to hit the nearly $2 billion jackpot.
People were pouring into @YourConvenience all day Monday in hopes of striking it rich as the Powerball jackpot has reached $1.9 billion and players say even though the odds are slim, it’s worth a shot.
“I have been selling tickets like crazy,” stated Trisha Watkins, head manager of @YourConvenience.
@YourConvenience in South Williamsport is busy with people coming in for a shot at winning the $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot.
Head manager Tricia Watkins has been working at the store for a couple of years and says they’ve sold many winning tickets.
“Scratch-off tickets, online tickets. The recent $10 ticket we had, it was a $10,000 winner,” explained Watkins.
Some of those tickets are seen hanging on display. Elaine Schlee from South Williamsport normally sticks to scratch-offs but decided to try her luck on the Powerball Monday. She already has some plans if she wins.
“Live out in the country secluded, comfortably for the rest of my life with my family. Take care of my family and a couple of other people” said, Schlee.
Another player says she’d also use the winnings to help her family.
“It’d be awesome to win, to pay off my house, my debts, and make sure my kids are set for whatever we would ever need,” explained Autumn Persum of South Williamsport.
Most say that winning $1.9 billion is unimaginable. Stores that hold the lucky ticket also win a prize, and Watkins hopes the winner is a member of their community.
“When they win, you know, it’s not just seeing that smile on their face, it’s seeing the enjoyment they have, doing something that they actually like to do,” described Watkins.
Powerball estimates the lump sum payout will be around $929 million.
The next Powerball drawing is on Monday night at 10:59 p.m.