UPDATE: The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's Powerball drawing were 21-39-40-55-59, Powerball: 17. A single winner won the estimated $310.5 million jackpot on a ticket bought in Michigan.
Have you ever thought about what you might do with an extra $310 million in your bank account? Many people across North Texas have some ideas – and they're buying up Powerball tickets in hopes of making it happen.
Wednesday's jackpot is the largest since February, prompting infrequent players like Rosanna Sandlin to get in the game.
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"Well it is up to over $300 million and it's been a long time since I've purchased [a ticket]," said Sandlin, who lives in Arlington. "So I thought, 'Hey – maybe today is my lucky day.'"
Sandlin hopes her decision to buy her ticket at the QuikTrip station on North Cooper Street pays off.
The store sold a Powerball ticket worth $1 million back in 2013.
"I hope [it brings me extra luck]. I hope so," said Sandlin. "Any amount would work."
Arlington has a decent track record with Powerball. Winners have gone home with $1 million checks each of the last two years.
Sandlin is keeping her fingers crossed she keeps the streak alive.
"If I won, I would help my family in the ways we might be needed," said Sandlin. "I belong to a Dallas Rotary Club and I would probably donate some money there."