Naples Powerball players hope to strike it rich

Posted at 10:46 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 22:46:50-04

NAPLES, Fla.- A rainy Wednesday wasn't enough to keep people from trickling in to PaviIon Chevron on Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples.

"Hope I win," said Heather Holcher of Naples.

But some people weren't even aware of the 348 million dollar Powerball jackpot.

"Actually I was completely oblivious," said Bill yTang of Estero.

This is the largest the Powerball Jackpot has been since January when it reached $1.6 billion.

Timothy Hayes of Naples bought 10 tickets. He said he didn't plan on going into work if he won.

"I am the boss," he said.

Holcher, a single mother of two girls already knows what she will do with the money.

"Get a car, get into a place, and then I want to get IRA accounts for each of my kids."

If no one wins the jackpot, the next drawing will be May 7th.