Central New Yorkers buying tickets with Powerpall jackpot at $400 million
By Dora Scheidell
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:59:20 GMT — The Powerball jackpot is on the rise once again. Lottery officials say no ticket had all the winning numbers for Saturdayâ??s $317 million jackpot drawing. The jackpot is now up to $400 million, an $83 million increase over Saturday's advertised jackpot of $317 million . This jackpot one of the top four largest Powerball jackpots in the gameâ??s 20-year history, Lottery officials say. The jackpot will continue to grow until there's a winner. The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night. Big jackpots mean big business for local stores like Rocky's News Stand on Salina Street. It's also a good conversation starter, begging the inevitable question, what would you do with the money? Rocky's customer Shaun Mullin plans on being generous. "I would definitely take care of my family and build a park around my neighborhood," says Mullin. Rocky's customer Marnie Hunt would start her dream business. "I would start my own coffee shop. I've been a barista for a really long time and we came up with a name and everything. It would be called the Circle of Life. And travel of course," says Hunt. The largest Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million. It was won in Florida in the May 18, 2013 drawing.
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