Powerball attracts players in Bakersfield

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 23:17:01-05

As the Powerball jackpot reaches a record 900-million dollars, millions of Americans are trying their luck to hopefully strike it rich this weekend.

UPDATE: Here are the winning numbers:


The drawing was Saturday and people in Bakersfield hope to cash in.  After no one won Wednesday's 500-million-plus Powerball prize it just kept growing and Powerball ticket sales have been booming.  


The Powerball has been growing since November and has become one of the top ten prizes when it crossed the 400-million dollars mark.

Millions of Americans have filled their heads with champagne wishes and caviar dreams, even though the odds of getting struck by lightning are better than striking it rich.

So how rich would you be?  It depends.  A lump sum payment in cash would be about 496-million dollars before taxes.  Either way someone will be richer beyond their wildest dreams.