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Will You Be Buying a Powerball Lottery Ticket for Tonight? [POLL]

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As of right now, the Powerball jackpot sits at $500 million dollars. That could rise though as millions of Americans buy lottery tickets tonight. Chances are, you won’t win but if you don’t play then you have a 0% chance of winning. Many who don’t play the lotto on a regular basis are jumping in on this jackpot with the thought of someone has to win eventually. According to ABC News:

Powerball officials tell ABC News they expect to sell more than 105,000 tickets every minute before the drawing. When the dust settles, more than 189 million tickets would have been sold for the half a billion-dollar jackpot. That’s more than double the number sold for Saturday’s $325 jackpot that nobody won.

ABC News was allowed access to the Powerball studios in Tallahassee, Fla., where the 11 p.m. ET drawing will take place. The closely guarded machines and balls are locked in a vault before the numbers are drawn and only a select few are allowed inside the room during the actual broadcast.

Anyone who enters or leaves the vault is documented and workers who handle the lottery balls wear gloves, worried that human touch might change what numbers are randomly drawn.

Cameras are located in every nook and cranny of the Powerball studio, spying on workers as they ready the machines for the big moment. Lottery officials in several states will be watching those feeds in real time to monitor the proceedings.

Not everyone has Powerball fever in the country as tickets for tonight’s jackpot are not offered in eight states. But that has not stopped many Californians and Nevadans who have flocked to Arizona to get in on the action.

So will you be playing Powerball? Let us know in today’s KFYO Poll of the Day.


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