Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Wed, November 28 2012 at 6:44 PM, Updated: Wed, November 28 2012 at 10:58 PM
Update: NBCNews.com is reporting two Powerball Jackpot Winners - One in Arizone, One in Missouri
Update: The lucky numbers are: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29. The Powerball number was 6.
Overnight people rushed to get in on the five-hundred-fifty million dollar Powerball jackpot. Some who have never played the lottery before are feeling lucky, others just crossing their fingers.
1 in 175 million-those are the odds. But people here at the rays market place in Jacksonville, feel lucky. That's because this place has paid out in the past. Two multimillion dollar winners in 2005-2006. Over night, the jackpot went up from $500-$550 million. And so did the number of people looking for a piece of the pie. lottery officials predict if there's a winner, there's a sixty percent chance of them winning tonight, maybe even better. People here think they could be in those odds. There have been 16 straight drawings since Oct. 6 without a jackpot winner. That brings us to tonight. The second largest Powerball jackpot in history. You gotta ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky?
News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.
Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.