Show me the money: Record jackpot brings out occasional players

Mr. Convenience cashier Judy Scherr, right, waits on customer Jane Russell as Russell purchases a Powerball ticket for tonight’s drawing.

Mr. Convenience cashier Judy Scherr, right, waits on customer Jane Russell as Russell purchases a Powerball ticket for tonight’s drawing. Photo by Julie Smith.

Jefferson City residents have been making their way to convenience and grocery stores to buy Powerball tickets even though many don’t believe they have a good chance of winning the record prize.

Harl Heflin of Jefferson City bought one ticket at Mr. Convenience at the corner of East McCarty and Monroe Streets. “I just buy when it gets high,” he said. “I don’t have any big plans if I win, but I’ve got a lot of kids, so it wouldn’t be hard to find something. I doubt I win, but it’s worth a shot.”

“We’ve been busy the last couple of days,” said store manager Todd Scherr.

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