Connecticut residents line up for Powerball tickets

(WTNH / Josh Scheinblum)

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – You can find almost anything at 7/11. At the location in Milford where clerk Zan Manzar works, you might even say you can even buy a dream there. At least that’s what Manzar has heard from his customers.

“People say press the winning button,” said Manzar.

Lottery players lined up for the largest Powerball jackpot in US history throughout much of Sunday. Employees at the 7/11 report seeing at their location alone thousands of people in recent days.

The chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are around one in 292-million. Not great odds but good enough for Mary Williams of Ansonia. If she wins she plans to start spending immediately.

“Every bill I had would be paid off,” said Williams. “I think some of my family’s bills would be paid off.”

The lure of striking it rich even compelled Manzar to buy some Powerball tickets.

“I bought actually 20 dollars worth,” said Manzar.

Yet even he’ll tell you, he’s not planning on quitting his day job anytime soon. After all, someone will have to make sure there is room on the jackpot board if there is no winner after this latest drawing.

Sunday alone Powerball sales were expected to surpass $400-million.

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