OAK CREEK — Check your tickets! The winning numbers for the Saturday, January 6th Powerball drawing are 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Power Ball 26.
The prize up for grabs is $559 million.
Powerball fever spread to southeastern Wisconsin, and Gary’s Beer and Liquor in Oak Creek is among the businesses heating up that’s selling tickets.
“Seems to be one of the lucky spots,” said Jeffrey Weiland, bought lottery ticket.
The store even has a sign to prove it’s lottery track record. Back in 2005, a man bought an $11 million winning ticket on Christmas Eve. Employees and customers are now crossing their fingers for another round of good fortune.
“When these jackpots start rolling, you can just feeling the excitement, you can feel the buzz out there,” said Cindy Polzin with the Wisconsin Lottery. “Sales are increasing all over the state for our retailers.”
While more tickets sold means a higher prize, it also means even slimmer odds of bringing home the big bucks: one in 292 million to be exact.
"Well you can't win if you don't play," said Weiland. "I've won $1,000 about three times and $500 a couple times."
Players say it's not just about the money, part of the fun is holding onto that sliver of hope -- even if it is unrealistic leading up to when the numbers are drawn.
And if they win?
"Help out family, help out a lot of causes," said Lisa Jonson, purchased lottery ticket. "Traveling. Definitely. I'd be going somewhere exotic."
"I'm close to retired. I think I'll retired," said Weiland. "I think I'd buy a nice cabin up north. I'd stay in Wisconsin."
The biggest Powerball jackpot ever won was $590 in 2013. If there's no winner tonight, the jackpot could definitely surpass that one.