WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY(WBRE/WOYU-TV) – Millions of people are dreaming big about hitting the lottery.
Unfortunately, no one had the winning numbers following last night’s mega million drawing.
As of 5 o’clock on Wednesday, the jackpot soared to 900 million dollars.
And, when you combine that with the powerball lottery…there’s more than a billion dollars waiting to be won.
Six little numbers..one lucky winner.
That’s all it takes to win it big.
And with the mega millions and the powerball jackpots now breaking records..some people shared with me what they would do, with a lump sum of cash.
“I would go to Africa and help the people. That’s what I love to do so that’s what I would do,” said Lynne Miller.
“I would open up a bunch of hot dog stands all across the United States,” said Tom Derone of Williamsport.
“If I won the lottery I would pay off all my bills and get out of this town,” said Dawn Applegate of Williamsport.
“I would buy a beautiful house for my family,” said Yosaf Basir of Williamsport.
I took the question to social media, where it stirred up all kinds of different responses.
I even had some viewers send me in videos, telling me exactly how that money would change their lives.
“We would just be living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. We would be a combination of Beyonce and Jay-Z and the Kardashians,” said Shawn Mathews of Milton Georgia.
Some may call it lottery fever
Many ticket buyers have a lot of confidence, despite terrible odds.
We’re talking a 1 in 302.5 million chance of matching all six numbers.
“It’s definitely the winner,” said Lane Sarcinella of Williamsport.
I asked her, how confident are you?
She said, “Pretty confident”.
“It’s going to be a dream come true,” said Basir.
I asked Derone, are you feeling good?
“Oh yeah. Yeah definitely. We have a couple chances to win,” said Derone.
Some didn’t even realize how high the jackpots skyrocketed to..but when I told them…
“Oh my God. Maybe I should gamble. Maybe I should gamble a little bit,” said Miller.
“And then I would have a heart attack and then I’d be happy anyways and I’d be in heaven so we’d all win right,” said Susanne Phillips of Williamsport.
I asked Alex Hayes of Gettysburg if he would tell people.
He said, “No, I wouldn’t tell anybody”.
The projected prize would be the second largest payout in U.S lottery history.