CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The next Powerball Lottery drawing will be held on March 27, and many local businesses have seen a big uptick in lottery sales due to the $750 dollar prize.
The Powerball is currently sitting at the fourth largest ever in U.S. history for a Jackpot prize and if no one claims the prize that number could jump any higher. The odds of winning are one in nearly 300 million.
Jeff Anderson, an employee at the Shell gas station in Carbondale, Ill. said they’ve seen lottery tickets jump up significantly since last week. He spoke about what he thinks he would do if he won the lottery.
“I think retirement, I think of all the good I could do in the community, I think of my kids having a better life and everything all together," said Anderson. "It could change generations of lives if spent correctly.”