Friday is always the kickoff to fun for the weekend, and imagine what fun you could have with the $478 million Powerball jackpot! Retailers across the state are feeling a little busy with the jackpot frenzy. Big jackpots bring out the regular players and some new players just looking for a shot at millions.
The Shell station at Smith and Snow Roads near Cleveland was busy Friday afternoon. The line came and went throughout the day, and many customers were picking up their tickets for the big drawing on Saturday night, all of them hoping for a big win.
If you’re playing Powerball for the first time, here’s what you need to know. Tickets are $2 each. You can choose your own numbers or let the computer pick for you using auto-pick. You’ll need to match all 5 white ball numbers plus the red Powerball number to take home the jackpot. If you match all of the white ball numbers but miss the Powerball number, you still win $1,000,000!
The odds of winning the jackpot are long (1 in 292 million), but they’re even worse if you don’t get a ticket! Give Powerball a try today!