Massive Powerball Jackpot Has Locals Dreaming Big
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People lined up at supermarkets and convenience stores Saturday to get their Powerball tickets.
The jackpot is well over a half billion dollars; and despite the odds, millions of people in Pennsylvania and 42 other states are going for the gold.
So get your tickets ready! Here are the winning numbers drawn Saturday night: 10-13-14-22-52 and a Powerball of 11.
Earlier Saturday, Mamula’s Market in Monaca was the first stop for a lot of people hoping to cash in on the $600 million jackpot.
“I would live very well,” said Trish Hopkins, who was in line to get her ticket. “I would travel, and nobody would probably see me again around here.”
Of course, that all depends on having the winning ticket. The odds of being elected president are better.
“There’s a chance you can win – a small chance, a very small chance – but it’s fun to dream,” said Vivian Fitch, who was getting her ticket Saturday morning.
Some customers at the Co-Go’s in McKees Rocks couldn’t believe the jackpot. The thought of winning inspired some noble plans.
“If I did, I would want to clean up all of McKees Rocks,” said Cocoa Allchin. “Fix, you know… the people that don’t have the money; just fix everything. Have an opportunity for people that don’t have jobs to create jobs for everybody.”
“Buy a house; see who else I could help out,” said Theresa Snaith. “My mother would be top priority, get her a house because she rents now. She’s up in age.”
Even though the odds of becoming a movie star are better, Patricia Saffold hopes that buying individual tickets will improve her chances.
“I heard you have a better chance of getting different numbers; because sometimes you play like 10 altogether and get them all on one ticket, you get the same numbers,” she said.
The odds of winning may be 175 million to one; but if you don’t play, there is no chance of winning the Powerball at all.