Texomans Buy Tickets For Record Powerball

Texomans Buy Tickets For Record Powerball

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - There are now 1.3 billion reasons to by a Powerball ticket. No ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following the drawing for nearly $950 million Saturday night. The expected payout for the next drawing on Wednesday is a whopping $1.3 billion. Since November 4th, the Powerball jackpot has grown from its $40 million starting point since no one has won the jackpot. In order to do so, all six numbers must be correct, although the first five can be in any order. Wichita Falls resident Emma Delago bought tickets for Saturday's drawing and said none of her numbers matched. However, this did not discourage her from buying more tickets Sunday afternoon. She already knows what she will do with her winnings.
     "Well I'll go home to the Philippines and feed my family down there," Delago said. 
The odds Delago or anyone else will pick all the right numbers are 292.2 million to one. Those odds have not stopped Weatherford, OK couple Patricia and Silvester Tello from trying their luck. 
     "I mean you know someone is going to win, and it doesn't mean it's going to be us, but whoever wins this, they'll be a lucky person.  If it happens to be us, then there will be a few more people that will be lucky, not just us," Silvester Tello said. 
Officials at the Fill-n-Chill on Loop 11 and Central Freeway in Wichita Falls said Saturday alone Powerball ticket sales brought in $3,000. They expect to be just as busy, if not busier, this Wednesday. 
The last time someone from Texas took a piece of one of the ten previous highest jackpots was February 11, 2015. The jackpot was $564.1 million. Three winning tickets were purchased from the lone star state, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.

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