COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Powerball fever has swept the Midlands as lots of folks scoop up tickets in hopes of winning the fourth largest jackpot of any U.S. lottery.
People flooded convenience stores Wednesday hoping to strike it rich with the estimated $425 million jackpot.
They may be hoping for money, but convenience stores are already cashing in. The stores known to be lucky are seeing an extra boost in business, including the Obama Gas Station on North Main Street. Several winning tickets have been purchased there, including a Powerball ticket drawn for $2,000,012 and a Mega Millions ticket drawn for $250,000.
If a winner is drawn Wednesday night, the person would walk away with a lump sum payment after taxes of about $250 million.
Each person has a one-in-176-million chance of winning the jackpot.