Omaha gets Powerball fever as jackpot estimate hits $700 million

Posted at 8:02 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 21:04:47-04

Across the country, people are shelling out $2 per ticket for what they hope just might result in a $700 million payoff that will change their lives.

The sales deadline is 9 tonight with the winning numbers picked just before 10 p.m., and if no one wins tonight, the jackpot is expected to climb past $1 billion on Saturday.

Local players are already planning a winning strategy.