Powerball jackpot reaches $320 million

Texas Lottery Commission reports 2,000 tickets sold per minute

SAN ANTONIO - The estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot drew long lines to the Texas Food Mart on Cupples Road on Wednesday.

"I'm just trying to see if I get lucky," said Steve Lopez who bought a few tickets. "It was a hard day at work and I just want to spend time with my kids, buy them snacks, see if I get lucky."

The Texas Lottery Commission reported Wednesday afternoon that it was selling at least 2,000 tickets per minute.

"I continue to play because I know I'm going to win," said Fernando Delgado, another customer.

Delgado is one of many customers that tried their luck at the Texas Food Mart because back in February, the store sold the winning ticket for the Lotto Texas Jackpot.

"I heard about that (the winning ticket)," said Lopez. "That's why I came and bought it. I live down the street, but I never buy tickets from here. It's the first time."

In fact, Delgado said Wednesday that he called it last time, knowing the winning ticket would come from the Texas Food Mart, but now he says it's his turn.

"The last time I was here, I told them I was going to be a winner," Delgado said. "I told them I was going to win or somebody else was going to win and it happened, somebody won here. It wasn't me, but somebody won."

Lottery officials reported Thursday night a winning ticket was purchased in Michigan.

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