$700 million jackpot draws a crowd in Crawford County


By Chris Pugh - [email protected]



North Bloomfield resident Cecil Justice buys Powerball tickets from Galion Duchess clerk Kyle


What would you do with $700 million?

We may soon find out the answer.

Saturday night will feature the largest jackpot in U.S. history as an estimated $700 million jackpot will be available in the Powerball lottery.

No one won Wednesday night’s $524 million drawing which featured the combination of 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 and the Powerball of 17.

Area retailers said there has been demand for the Powerball tickets.

“I haven’t sold as many so far, but I’m sure the numbers will pick up,” Galion Duchess clerk Kyle Bowen said. “Last time the jackpot was high, I personally sold $300-$400 in tickets. Some people were buying $50 of tickets at a time.”

Galion Speedway clerk Teresa Baldwin said the store has already sold “lots of tickets” Thursday morning.

At the Galion Duchess, customer Cecil Justice, a North Bloomfield resident who bought four tickets, says he already knows what he will do if he won Saturday night.

“A new Ford truck is all I want,” Justice smiled. “I will also share with (family members) who will enjoy the money.”

Justice said he uses family birthdays to help pick his numbers.

He said he already was a winner Thursday as he cashed a $12 winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing.

North Bloomfield resident Cecil Justice buys Powerball tickets from Galion Duchess clerk Kyle
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_powerball.jpgNorth Bloomfield resident Cecil Justice buys Powerball tickets from Galion Duchess clerk Kyle

By Chris Pugh

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