Lottery hopefuls: 'Why not me?'

Lottery hopefuls: 'Why not me?'

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - "Nobody's won it yet, so why can't I win it?" asked Powerball hopeful Sal Carcare.

The stakes are high with Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot at a record $1.5 billion.

Many are asking, "why not buy a ticket?"

Sal and Linda Carcare of Florida said if they win they will probably donate most of the money, including leaving a large tip to the woman who sold them the ticket.

"I would probably come back and give her one million dollars," Carcare said.

The world record jackpot has many lottery retailers busy.

One of the Woodall's stores in Albany reported they sold thousands of tickets Wednesday.

"We've been very busy with the Powerball," said store clerk Tamieka Spin. "We've sold 2,000 tickets already."

Wednesday's drawing is set for 11 p.m. Eastern.

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