Written by : Rajnish Kumar

$1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot Sets Off Ticket-Buying Frenzy

The odds of obtaining winners are one out of 292.2 million, however it didn't derail the expectations of the players prior to the draw on Saturday.

The Powerball jackpot has increased to record $1.6 billion prior to the drawing scheduled for Saturday,

sparking an influx of tickets across the nation by regular lottery players, and even skeptical people,

hoping that the 1-in-292.2-million chances of winning be towards their side.

The winner would be awarded the biggest amount of money ever in U.S. lottery history,

surpassing that $1.586 billion in the year 2016 for three Powerball winners from California,

Florida and Tennessee and set a record for the world, officials said.

In an Marathon gasoline station, situated in Coral Gables, Fla. located just outside of Miami the excitement of customers on Thursday

afternoon was enough to inspire Saria Lopez who works as a cashier to purchase an Powerball ticket, something she normally isn't able to normally.

"One suffices to be lucky," Ms. Lopez 60, told me in Spanish.

The jackpot, she said, is quite a sum for one person, and If she wins she would then give her winnings to her family members and anyone else who are in need.

If one of her customers purchased the winning ticket, "I hope they come back with an excellent present," she said.

At an Chevron gasoline station near Miami on Thursday Ruben Perez, aged 82, played a scratch-off lottery and pondered

what he'd do in the event that one of five Powerball tickets he purchased contained one of the numbers that won.

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