BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - People in Region 8 were filling up local gas stations hoping to get a piece of the $500 million dollar Powerball jackpot that is up for grabs in Wednesday night's drawing.
An employee of the Jordan's Kwik-Stop in Brookland said customers came in non-stop.
The Powerball bug has indeed hit Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Powerball sales during this jackpot run (Nov. 5, 2015 through Jan. 5, 2016) was over $5.5 million. Powerball sales for the current week are over $667,000 with $431,000 coming from sales on Tuesday alone.
ASL states that this jackpot run has raised scholarship funding to over $2.7 million.
Back in Brookland, a customer at the store said he bought 3 tickets and had big plans if he won the jackpot.
Westmoreland's said his daughter has cystinosis which causes cysteine crystals to form all over her body.
Watch Region 8 News at 10 p.m. Wednesday to see those lucky numbers.
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