Wichita Falls residents hope to win big as Powerball jackpot grow

Powerball jackpot hype is rising, again. The Wednesday drawing is worth $430 million, making it the ninth biggest Powerball prize in history.

It keeps growing because there have been 18 straight drawings with no winner.

The Wednesday winning numbers were: 09-15-43-60-64-04*

Photojournalist Foster Gaines introduces us to some Wichita Falls residents who hoped to earn the jackpot.

"they just joke around whenever we get the lottery tickets. They say 'hope this is a winner,' 'make sure this is a winner,' 'pick the winning ticket.'"this old lady that- well she's not that old, but she's got these cat shirts on every time she comes in. She comes and gets lottery tickets."  Angel Wade/cashier

"well duh"

"There are some numbers; I like 21. I like 17, 7, and 4." Catherine Quinlin/Powerball player

"When the pot gets high like that, it's crazy. Maybe every other person will be buying a ticket." Rebecca Wright, cashier

"I'm gonna buy my husband a place in either New Mexico or Colorado so he can go fly fishing." Powerball player:

As a reminder, in order to take home the massive bounty, all five numbers on your ticket must match the five drawn numbers and the red Powerball.

Now the cash value of this jackpot is around $273 million bucks.

Still good right?
But... If there's still no winner after tonight, the payout will continue to climb until the next drawing on Saturday.


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