People in Pottsville Trying Their Luck on Mega Millions and Powerball

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

POTTSVILLE--- $1 billion -- that's how much you could win Friday night if you play the right numbers on the Mega Millions and the Powerball is quite high too. Plenty of people are trying their luck in Pottsville.

Renee Wetzel is hoping she wins the $470 million jackpot for the Powerball. She said she had some help from above choosing her five numbers.

“I actually talked to a medium the other day. I lost my mom and daughter in June. So, I talked to a medium and she gave me some numbers that my daughter was rambling off. So here I am today to play these lucky numbers,” Wetzel said.

People from all over Schuylkill County are coming to Pick-A-Deli and Beer in Pottsville because it has a reputation for being lucky.

“We had a big winner before. So many winners. Last year we had a $100,000 scratch off,” Owner Lalu Patel said.

Other people are trying their luck on Mega Millions. They’re banking on that $1 billion prize.

“I have a little machine at home it's like a calculator and it picks numbers. I've hit a couple grand on it already with that,” Bob Webber of Pottsville said.

For Powerball players like Wetzel, she knows exactly where she’d spend the money.

“My daughter had lupus at Hershey, so I would definitely take care of the Hershey Hospital with the Lupus and Cancer Society,” Wetzel said.

Mega Millions is drawn Friday night and Powerball is Saturday night.

You can see both on WNEP-TV.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.