- Title: People in Washington, D.C. test their luck with $700-million Powerball
- Date: 23rd August 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) CUSTOMER KENNY JOHNSON, SAYING: "If I win this Powerball I'm going to open (a) transportation company like Uber, kind of like Uber-style. I'll call it 'Ub-X'."
- Embargoed: 6th September 2017 20:56
- Keywords: Washington D.C. Powerball lottery jackpot $700-million tickets customers lottery
- Location: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Living / Lifestyle,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036VDQB7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Customers line-up to buy what they hope are winning Powerball tickets at Tenley Market in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (August 23), as the $700-million jackpot approaches.
The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.
A winning ticket could bring the holder an estimated $700 million windfall, a prize topped only by a January 2016 $1.56 billion Powerball jackpot, the world's largest lottery reward ever.
This past weekend, there were no winning tickets for a prize that was then $535 million, even though 113.6 million Powerball chances were sold.
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