Transcript for Lotto Frenzy as Powerball Hits Record $600-Million Jackpot
Tonight, $600 million and counting. The biggest power ball prize of all time. And poised to go even higher, if there's no winner on saturday. And all day, we watched coworkers, friends and family line up to get their tickets. Abc's david wright is on a line right now out in los angeles. David? Reporter: Good evening, diane. A very long line here in los angeles, at a market where the claim to fame is that they've sold six million dollar tickets in the past. Check it out. It comes out the door and down the block. All the way, and snakes around into the parking lot. It's going to be even longer tomorrow. But what you have to understand is that the powerball is new here in california, and part of the reason the jackpot is so big is because of all these new customers. This is it. A record-breaking jackpot night. Reporter: Not that long lines are only to be found in the golden state. Across the country, you had to be willing to wait. In new york state, they're selling 600,000 tickets an hour. I always think I'm going to win. I never do. Reporter: The olds of winning? 1 in 175 million, according to the powerball website. Well, a dollar and a dream. Reporter: But hey, $2 seems like a small price to pay for a ticket to dream. I would travel the world. And visit all the places that, you know, I dreamt of going to. Reporter: On face, abc news posted, what would you do with the money? The answers are pouring in. The fantasies seem to break down into three groups. There are the dreamers. Lavettra is going to buy her friends five pairs of shoes. Joe won $75 million. He bought a nascar team. How much do you have now? Roughly between $25 bill25 million and $30 million. Reporter: And there are also do-good earls. It has happened. And elderly couple from nova scot scotia, canada, gave away all of their $11 million jackpot. They didn't want the headache. I would buy a new house. A brand car. Reporter: Which brings us to our third big category, not dreamers or do gooders, but debtors. Tired of being broke. Amanda says she'd buy a house, pay off bills and chill. Have you thought about what you're going to do with all that money? Nope. Too much money to think about. Reporter: But you're putting in your $2, huh? Yeah, can't win it if you don't play in it. Reporter: If nobody wins this thing tomorrow night, then the jackpot jumps to $925 million, almost $1 billion, diane. Shall I pick us up some pickets? Please do. And don't forget your old pals if you win. Thanks. And with one eye on the
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