Central Fla. awaits for Powerball jackpot drawing
Central Floridians will pack convenience stores throughout the day, hoping to walk away with the Powerball ticket that nets them millions.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $245 million. However, the number will almost certainly creep toward $300 million by the drawing on Wednesday night.
If only one matching ticket is sold, the lucky winner can opt for a lump sum of $136.3 million dollars, according to lottery officials.
The Wednesday night jackpot is the largest since August's $448 million dollar prize. Three tickets matched all five numbers and the Powerball in August.
A couple in Minnesota was first to claim the winning ticket, followed by a group of 16 co-workers in New Jersey now known as "Ocean's 16."
The third winning ticket was also sold in New Jersey to man a who went to the same store each day to buy a newspaper and a lottery ticket.
Wednesday's drawing will air live on Local 6 at 10:59 p.m., immediately followed by the Local 6 News at 11.
Tune in to the Local 6 News at 11 to see the drawing, and watch the Local 6 Morning News to find out if anyone took the jackpot.