Powerball Frenzy in the Poconos
Posted August 23
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, PA — 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.