Transcript for Powerball Frenzy: Half a Billion Dollars on the Line
Now, to the giant lines forming in many parts of the country tonight. The fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. History. A half a billion and counting. ABC's nick watt, where they're driving across state lines to buy a ticket. Reporter: Dogs, babies, parasols, chairs. The line here in Primm is long. So, you drove out from Vegas to do this? Yeah. Reporter: Most of these people did. 40 miles each way for a chance at the jackpot. 40 miles for $450 million is okay for me. Reporter: Odds of you wink are 175 million to 1. Right, okay, yeah. Reporter: Still feeling confident? Oh, yeah. Reporter: Today, people lining up around the country. Powerball says 75,000 tickets sold every minute. The reason it's so busy here in Primm today is that you cannot buy powerball tickets in Nevada. That's Nevada. This is California. Lotto store. This is my first time. Reporter: Why now? Because my granddaughter doesn't have to be picked up until 5:00. Reporter: This is the third biggest powerball of all time. Biggest was $590 million, won by an 86-year-old lady in Florida in 2013. We timed Lamar all the way. One hour, five minutes. If no one wins tonight, it another rollover. Nick watt, ABC news, Primm valley. Nick watt there on the state line tonight.
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