Powerball hopefuls flock to "lucky" Michigan grocery store
UNION, Mich.--When it's time to beat the odds, customers cash in at a lucky family market that just sold a million dollar ticket last week.
"Maybe people are considering us the lucky spot now and maybe lightning can strike twice- you never know," said John Wetzel, owner of Union Market.
Ticket after ticket, customers mostly paid with one dollar bills for a chance to win a whole lot of bills. $425 million to be exact--the fourth largest lottery in U.S. history.
"I bought my lottery tickets here and I bought a variety of them because I don't put all my eggs in one basket," said Doris Pipher.
But one guy filled his basket with fifty chances to win.
"Actually this is just a whole team of us that just pooled money together and we decided hey what the heck," said Paul Hunter.
"Really all you need to become a millionaire is just one," said Mark Lorentz.
But what does a person do with so much dough?
"I'd buy a yacht and sail the seven seas," said Lorentz.
"Oh my gosh the first thing I would do is quit work," said Hunter.
"If I win this money I'm going to help a lot of people," said Julio Flores.
"Take care of family, friends, pay bills, and take my grandkids to Disney World again," said Donna Ballge.
"Well if I won that really big one, that boggles my mind, I don't even know what I would do but probably pass out," said Pipher.
And then hopefully pass some of that money around.