Half-billion dollar Powerball jackpot draws lottery hopefuls in the Bay Area

Saturday, August 19, 2017 08:34PM
People hoping to strike it rich were picking up Powerball tickets Saturday with the eighth largest jackpot in U.S. history up for grabs.


SAN FRANCISCO - People hoping to strike it rich were picking up Powerball tickets Saturday with the eighth largest jackpot in U.S. history up for grabs.

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But, the manager at one of San Francisco's luckiest retailers, 19th Avenue Liquors, said he didn't expect to be busy because a half-billion dollar jackpot isn't enough to bring out the big crowds.

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