Residents try their luck at $212M Powerball jackpot

Watch live drawing on Local 6 News

By Julie Broughton - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla. - If you haven't gotten your Powerball tickets for the chance to win $212 million third largest jackpot this year, you still have until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A steady stream of customers trickled in to stores around Central Florida like the Arena Food Store, hoping for the big pay off. Willie Brown says today is his lucky day.

"I just got out of the hospital, I'm feeling great and I'm feeling like a Powerball winner," Brown said.

Store owner Manish Patel says anytime the jackpot goes this high, it's good for business. Not only do ticket sales help the bottom line, but any winnings result in a commission for the store.

"They say, 'oh man, it's big.' And I say, 'Yeah you have to buy some!" Patel said.

According to Powerball, your odds of winning are about 1 in 175 million. Should you opt for the cash pay out, you could walk away with just under 143 million dollars.

Watch the drawing live tonight at 10:59 p.m. on Local 6 News.

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