Powerball $359M jackpot motivating people to play

You have to be 18 years old and older to play to the lottery.

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Lottery business was brisk at Table and Vine in West Springfield Wednesday night.

A lot of people hoping to win that nearly $359 million jackpot.

Some people who don’t normally play the lottery, only buy tickets when the jackpots run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

“Why not, there’s no other way to win that kind of money, unless you take a chance. I think the odds are unlikely to happen, but hey, it’s all good fun,” said Neal Hadrel of Longmeadow.

While tonight’s jackpot is $359 million, if you won and took the cash option, you’d only get $219 million.