Local residents try their luck in Saturday’s $281M Powerball jackpot

Hampden County

The odds of winning the lottery is greater than 1 in a million. But, that doesn’t stop people from playing.

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $281 million.

There was no winner in Friday night’s Mega Millions. The $305-million jackpot has now grown to $321 million. The next drawing will take place on Christmas Day.

People in western Massachusetts are out buying their tickets before the holiday. One Chicopee woman said, despite the odds the large jackpot is too hard to resist.

Diane Cross told 22News, “Let’s try for the $281 million. I usually don’t play but it’s quite a bit and make some people happy.”

The winning numbers are: 21-28-30-40-59

Red ball: 26

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