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Powerball Frenzy in the Poconos

Posted August 23

— Hoping to strike it rich, people all across our area getting their Powerball tickets to try and win the $700 million jackpot.

Powerball excitement is building with the second-largest jackpot ever possibly up for grabs on Wednesday night.

The line at the lottery counter was about a dozen people deep at Kinsley's ShopRite, each person hoping to hit the big jackpot.

Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is an estimated $700 million.

Managers at the grocery store near Brodheadsville tell Newswatch 16 hundreds of people have already stopped in this morning to buy tickets.

Newswatch 16 spoke to a few people hoping to score a winning one.

"I can take a small portion of that and do something nice with it. I'd share it with anybody, but as far as that goes, you have to buy a ticket to be in it so it doesn't hurt to be in it," said Dot Roncace of Albrightsville.

You can see the Powerball drawing on WNEP-TV just before Newswatch 16 at 11.

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