CARMEL – The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $425 million and people are taking time to take a chance on a big win. The line was long at the Village Pantry in Carmel Wednesday morning as people grabbed tickets on their way to work.
No one has cashed in on the Powerball since the end of June. A winner in Wednesday night’s drawing would take home the third biggest prize in Powerball history.
If someone in Indiana wins, they’ll take home the biggest Powerball prize in state history. Indiana is a lucky place to play; Hoosier Lottery retailers have sold 38 winning Powerball jackpot tickets, more than any other state.
Some people said they play often and others said they only play when the pot gets this big.
“I don’t see it get this high that much, so this is when I’m really playing it now… I tried to get some co-workers to go in on it with me. They think I’m crazy, they don’t want to do it, so I’m stopping on my way to work to put in for the winner and hopefully I can come back here and we share the money,” said Christian Moore.
The biggest Powerball jackpot in history was $590.5 million. The winning ticket was sold in Florida in May.
The Powerball drawing airs live Wednesday night on Fox 59 right after Fox 59 News at 10.