UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) -- The numbers have been drawn for Powerball's big $425 million jackpot: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
And only hours before these numbers were chosen, it was one busy night at the Exxon at Marlboro Village Shopping Center.
Some at the gas station are avid lottery players and some were first-timers.
Carla Harmon of Upper Marlboro said the number $425 million got her to buy a ticket.
"And I'd be happy with a lot less!" she laughed.
This jackpot is the third biggest for Powerball in history. Back in November, during what is now the second biggest jackpot ever, this store became somewhat famous by a surveillance video that went national after it appeared that a man had the winning ticket. Later, we learned it was all just a practical joke.
This time, Terrence Wayne of Clinton went on the theory that you only need to buy one to win. "
I'm going to try this one, see what happens," he said. "I'm going to be confident. I'm just going to be optimistic, so I'm saying I'm gonna win."
Just one night before on Tuesday, different ticket buyers had different ideas on what they’d do with the money -- from vacations to college funds to a house in Rock Creek Park,
Glen Edwards was already thinking about what she and her co-workers would do if they won.
“Probably quit,” she said. “No, I’m kidding. We love it, but there probably won’t be anyone [at work] tomorrow.”
Early last year, Powerball doubled its lowest ticket price from $1 to $2 in an effort to get bigger jackpots. And the move is working. The three largest jackpots in its history have all happened since November – with the record of $590 million set in May. The odds are reportedly one in 175 million, but ticket buyers play knowing that somebody somewhere has to win.
Players like David Williams said that even though it’s a long shot, he still enjoys playing: "I think just the excitement of it, you want to have fun, you want to have something to look forward to."