CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - It's a jackpot that has the potential to change the life of a resident right here in western Massachusetts.
Normally you look forward to payday on Friday, but Saturday is the day people are excited about with a Powerball jackpot of $320 million.
People told 22News they know that hitting the jackpot is a long shot but that ultimately you can't win, if you don't play.
"Well there's a lot of states in it, so it's a one in a million shot, but everybody has a chance." said Frank Weber of Chicopee.
Registers were ringing at Country Trading Post in Chicopee, which saw a steady stream of casual lottery players
"More people are buying the tickets than when the jackpot is not as high," said Country Trading Post cashier Barbara Lewka.
All looking to land a windfall payday that could change their life and the life of the ones they love.
"I'm gonna help my family, do some charity work, and do whatever I can to help people out," said Mark Gagne of Chicopee.
It seems so easy right? Only six numbers but your odds of winning anything at all are only 1 in 32. And hitting the jackpot? Well, you probably don't even want to know.
But that doesn't stop people from anti-ing up their two bucks in the hopes of turning it into a cool $320 million or a lump sure cash option of $198.3.
"I like to play keno once in a while. I hit a little bit today, so I feel lucky. And thanks to you I came in to get more tickets, said Mark Gagne.
You can watch 22News at 11 o'clock for that winning combination.