The Powerball jackpot has gone up $75 million, to a half-billion dollars leading up to Wednesday night’s drawing.
Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer went to a Shell gas station in Mableton, where jackpot dreams were selling big Tuesday. Although the chances of winning are one in 175,000,000, customers seemed optimistic.
“This the last time y’all see me until I claim the prize in a couple of days,” Carolyn Davis told Stouffer.
Over the weekend, a computer glitch was blamed for frozen machines and excessive wait times, but smooth sales resumed Tuesday.
“Today is fantastic. You didn’t see this smile yesterday,” Shell manager Heile Tiruneh told Stouffer.
Watch the Powerball drawing on WSB-TV before Channel Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. on Wednesday.