Wichitans Try Their Luck For Record Powerball Jackpot

By: Parrish Alleman and Lily Wu Email
By: Parrish Alleman and Lily Wu Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday night's winning Powerball numbers are 5-23-16-22-29 and Powerball 6.

Officials with the Kansas Lottery said that Powerball sales in Kansas surpassed $5.25 million at 8 p.m.

Powerball players have a chance to win the jackpot and other prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million.

Officials recommend that you sign the back of the lottery ticket and check the winning numbers.

The Kansas Lottery website shows $435,750 of unclaimed prizes.

The Powerball website appears to be down as millions check to see if they've won.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The cashiers at Heritage Restaurant have their hands full helping people hoping to cash in on the richest Powerball jackpot ever.

"It has been non stop for the last two and a half hours now I have been stuck right here doing Powerball all day it's been really nice,” Tabatha Wammack said.

With $550 million at stake, Wammack says she was expecting a busy day at work.

"Just for the amount, it's a life changer,” Wammack said,

We met some Powerball players taking a chance with just a few tickets, others told us they hoped to increase their odds by pooling money with co-workers.

So the big question we asked ticket holders, “If you win, what would you do with the money?”

Some say they'd be pretty practical with their winnings.

"She wouldn't have to work. We both go to school, so she could quit. She wouldn't have to work. She could focus on school and we could pay off our school debt," Darren Vance said about his wife.

While others, like Sue Johnson are dreaming big.

"A new car. A BMW or a Porsche,” Johson said.

And even though reports say the chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are around one in 175 million; Johnson says her five tickets were money well spent.

“Well if you don't play, you can't win,” Johnson said.

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