Locals Hope to Cash in on Powerball Jackpot
CLEVELAND — Lottery Fever is spreading in Ohio now that the Powerball jackpot is $305 million.
Becoming a millionaire is on the minds of many of the people lining up to buy their $2 tickets at local retailers.
“I bought $10 worth,” said Wilson Santiago, who bought five tickets for this Wednesday’s drawing.
Many of the people buying tickets say they are praying, hoping and even doing a little singing that their numbers will be selected.
“Money, money, money, money…” sang Greg Casper from of the O’Jay’s song “For the Love of Money”.
Now that the jackpot is more than $300 million, the big question is what people would do with all the money.
“I probably would travel a little bit and probably give away a little of it as well it’s a lot of money to deal with,” says Jordan Kadai of Cleveland.
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for this Wednesday, August 15th and as more tickets are sold, the jackpot keeps on growing.