Marylanders dream about winning Powerball

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 07:02:20-05

The countdown to the next drawing is on. The Powerball's biggest jackpot ever has people dreaming.

Thursday started off with the jackpot at $675 million, but increased before the day was even half over.

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Rosanne Connelly already has her ticket. She said, at this point, the number doesn't really matter. 

"I forget. I forget. You know after it started hitting $45 million and stuff. It's like give me a break," Connelly said.

It is a jackpot like we have never seen before. What would be world record winnings have people who have never played lining up for their chance.

"I don't even understand it to tell you the truth," Gary Beckett said as he purchased two tickets.

Even with the nine, tempting figures, the game is not for everyone.

"The odds are just stacked way against you. Like you see on TV, a better chance of getting hit by lightening or whatever," Andy Lisle said.

Before this week, the highest Powerball jackpot was just under $600 million in May 2013. This new figure blows that out of the water.

"We were just talking about it. It would be just a dream. Just a dream. But it's a good dream," Michael Mather told ABC2.


Even though the odds are not in anyone's favor, it is that dream that keeps players coming.

"The idea that I'd never ever ever have to think about anything again, except for what I wanted to do," Connelly said.

The Powerball drawing is Saturday, Jan. 19.