JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Customers at a local convenience store hoped the store's lottery winning history from 1993 would draw in some luck for Saturday's Powerball drawing.
Ten years ago a winning ticket of $28 million was bought at Safeco Food Store on Powers Avenue, according to a Florida lottery winning locations database.
The most popular item of the day at Safeco, and almost every lottery retailer, was the Powerball ticket.
"Feeling kind of lucky so I'm hoping I'll win me some money, but you can't win if you don't play," said Latoy Rogers.
That's the name of the game. Forty-three states participate in the Powerball lottery, and even though Indiana and Pennsylvania have the highest number of winners, Floridians remain optimistic.
"Quick pick. And I got good numbers. It's usually all bunched together and it's not this time," said Brandon Sprks.
Everyone has a different idea of what to do with the money if they win.
"See if I could buy part of Disney World," said Sprks.
"A lot of charity. I'm talking doggy, kitty rescue," said Scarlett Buchanan.
But that's after taxes.
Luckily for Floridians, there is no state tax on lottery winnings, but the winner would have to pay a 25 percent federal tax.
With a $600 million-dollar jackpot the winner would pay $150 million in taxes and a $450 million net payment over 30 years.
"I've got some hope one day, I'm going to win it and retire," said Arnold Piosper.
To learn more about the lottery and how to claim a ticket, click here.
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