Powerball Frenzy Hits The Valley

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

People across the Valley are hoping luck will be on their side Saturday night. The fourth largest Powerball drawing in history is causing many neighbors to rush to get tickets.

$325 million is up for grabs, if you have all six numbers. Virginia state lottery officials estimate that more than two thousand tickets were sold every minute Saturday.

A lot of those could have been sold at the Royal Mart in Staunton. Employees told us people think it's good luck to get their tickets there. O over the summer, someone bought a winning scratch off there worth $20 thousand.

"Since they sold the ticket, I've seen an increase in people buying them," said Alyssa Murphy. "Especially the lower tickets, because it was a $2 ticket that won. When the Mega Million and the Powerball is really high we do sell a lot more. "

There's a good chance the Valley could be a lucky area to live. Back in May, a woman won $4 million with a ticket she bought in Waynesboro.

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