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Powerball Fever

Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 07:17 PM EST
Wednesday's Powerball lottery jackpot is estimated at $400 million. That's enough to get a lot of people playing and hoping to cash in.

Throughout the day, people headed into mountain convenience stores, including those in Waynesville. Some bought just a single ticket. Others a handful. It's all for the chance to hear those numbers called.

When the $400 million question was asked, "What would they do with all that money?” Many said they'd help charities like the Cancer Society or the homeless. Of course with some change to spare, they'd have some fun too.

“I have a new grand baby on the way and I already have a two year old grand baby and I can spoil them rotten,” said Ronda Hood.

"I'd quit work to start with. That'd be my number one thing. Give it up!” said Mark Cullins.

Emma English says she'd buy a Harley. "Go to Sturgis for the first time.”

The $400 million is the sixth largest jackpot in U.S. history. It started growing at the end of 2013, rolling over more than a dozen times.

The experts say if you win, hold off on buying a mansion and first set up long-term accounts for descendants.

Keep in mind you could win money even without matching the Powerball number. Keep a close watch on those other five numbers.

By Rex Hodge
Follow Rex on Twitter @RexHodgeWLOS

Watch the Powerball drawing live on News 13 tonight at 11 p.m.

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    Powerball Fever


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