Arizonans dream of gigantic Powerball jackpot - New York News

Arizonans dream of gigantic Powerball jackpot

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

People are talking about the $600 million Powerball jackpot. It's the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

It was Powerball frenzy at John and Kathy's Shop in downtown Phoenix. Hundreds came through for their chance at a dream. A Powerball ticket will cost you $2.

"You got to have a dream. For a couple of dollars, a dream. I know the odds are incredible but someone still has to win," says John Plunkett.

"I have 5 kids that always want money and I would like to get a car and buy a house and live happily ever after," says Roz Rikli.

At this Glendale Quik Trip store, they've sold more than 7,000 tickets.

"Now it's more potluck, everyone is coming in 30, 60, 90, 194, 120," says QT manager Sharee Bennish.

Don says he's made his millions winning lottery money four times, playing scratchers. This time he's trying his luck at Powerball.

"Powerball yeah, because of the amount. I'll buy another sports car."

Your chances of winning the jackpot are one in 175 million -- you have a better chance of being struck by lightning. But that doesn't keep the hopeful from playing.

"My dad's been struck by lightning twice so I figure if he's been struck twice than who knows maybe I'll get lucky with the lottery," says Brittany Ochoa.

And that lucky winner may be taking home even more than $600 million.

"600 might be our final number going into tomorrow night but if sales keep going maybe it will bump again," says Karen Back, Arizona Lottery spokesperson.

The drawing is Saturday night.


  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:08:58 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...
  • Teen in elevator attacked and robbed

    Teen in elevator attacked and robbed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:31:54 GMT
    Two thugs were caught on security camera footage beating a teenager and stealing from her inside an apartment building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.  The NYPD says the attackers are seen dragging the 18-year-old out of an elevator into the hallway and punching and kicking her.
    Two thugs were caught on security camera footage beating a teenager and stealing from her inside an apartment building in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.  The NYPD says the attackers are seen dragging the 18-year-old out of an elevator into the hallway and punching and kicking her.
  • TSA contest calls for ideas to improve airline security lines

    TSA contest calls for ideas to improve airline security lines

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:11:07 GMT
    Everyone hates long lines at security checkpoints and the TSA knows it. Now the TSA is sponsoring a contest to encourage anyone with new ideas about how to make the airport security lines go faster. Often for air travelers, the security checkpoint experience is the worst part of their trip. That's why the TSA turned to the crowdsourcing site Innocentive asking for ideas pledging a total of $15,000 in prize money, with at least one $5,000 award.
    Everyone hates long lines at security checkpoints and the TSA knows it. Now the TSA is sponsoring a contest to encourage anyone with new ideas about how to make the airport security lines go faster. Often for air travelers, the security checkpoint experience is the worst part of their trip. That's why the TSA turned to the crowdsourcing site Innocentive asking for ideas pledging a total of $15,000 in prize money, with at least one $5,000 award.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices