SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) – Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot was $250 million, but Rhode Island residents were not so lucky this time.
Back in March, one of Rhode Island's luckiest people, 81-year-old Louise White claimed the $336 million Powerball prize.
This time though, a Rhode Island resident did not strike the jackpot.
Area retailers though were busy on Wednesday with steady steams of customers looking to buy tickets.
"It's been busy, a lot of people coming in buying them by 20's, 10's and 5's," says Kalvin Santos who works at the Shell station is Seekonk.
Santos says that many of his customers are walking out with more than just one ticket after hearing how much the estimated jackpot is.
Some of the gas stations customers weighed in on what they would do with their winnings.
"I would like to buy a bigger home and a couple new cars," said Mike Essig of Cranston.
"I would pay off all my debt, buy a new car, and maybe help my family," said Eric Cruz of Dartmouth.
The lump sum cash value of Wednesday's jackpot is $166.8 million
The jackpot now climbs to $325 million dollars.
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