Transcript for Powerball Jackpot Hits $550 Million
The powerball jackpot grew another fifty million dollars today to 550. Million. The drawing is tonight and millions of people are lining up coast to coast except for a few states that don't participate. Hoping and that may get a golden ticket ABC's Steve Centanni -- and Tallahassee Florida with the story. This game. Is off. If this is obviously the winning ticket the people who run the powerball lottery tell us that today they expect to sell more than a half percent 5000. Two dollar ticket every minute when it's all said and done that's at least a 189. Million tickets for tonight's half a billion dollar jackpot. More than double the number sold for Saturday's drawing we're no 11. It's hard to even imagine. How the tickets are selling because of where in this territory so rarely gets the stratosphere jackpots. Which explains what's happening it mini -- and gas stations across the country. We're millions of Americans with champagne wishes and caviar dreams are lining up to buy tickets -- win it. Those -- the whenever I want to -- homes. Not be -- -- my house at this outpost in Arizona near the borders of two states where powerball tickets are for sale. The line was endless what Californians and the Vatican's trying to get in on the action. I'd say the line has to be like about 33 and a half hours. At the studio where the numbers will be drawn there are cameras everywhere spying on workers as they ready the machines. Lottery officials in several states watching these -- in real time. Anyone who enters or leaves the vault is documented and workers who handle the lottery balls Wear gloves worried that human touch. Could change what numbers are drawn. -- -- was ABC's Steve Centanni reporting again at the jackpot is now 515. Million dollars. Good luck to you law.
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