CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Powerball Jackpot is growing bigger every minute. A ticket-buying frenzy has pushed the prize past 600 million dollars, which would be a new record high.
For two dollars you're entitled to hope lady luck will be on your side for Saturday night's Powerball drawing.
Kevin Whelan of Chicopee told 22News, he's got as good a shot at the winning record jackpot as anyone does. "Because I always have a chance at winning, always. You don't buy one, you don't have a chance to win."
It was the middle of the afternoon when heavy Powerball ticket buying pushed the jackpot into new territory, topping the old record of 587 million dollars set last year.
Diana Seymour and her fiancée bought his and her Powerball tickets. They promised to share it with each other and their families if they won.
Diana told 22News, "It's the excitement of knowing anybody can win, so when your luck comes up, it comes up."
However, is Saturday night's 600 million dollar grand prize too much for one person to win?
Donna Lech of Chicopee told 22News 600 million frightens her. "Why, because I think it's too much. Some people will get crazy."
So after 13 unsuccessful drawings with no top prize winner, the multi-state lottery will go for it again on Saturday night. Many western Massachusetts Powerball ticket buyers will be keeping their fingers crossed.