Record $600 million up for grabs for Powerball jackpot
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- A record $600 million is up for grabs this weekend for the Powerball jackpot.
A convenience store in Methuen posted the new number Friday afternoon.
“Figured I’d get here before the madness really starts,” said one customer.
The store set a new record in ticket sales --up 700 percent by midday -- shortly after the record Powerball was announced.
Five $1million winning scratch tickets have been sold at the store.
It’s possible the jackpot could increase again before Saturday’s drawing.