User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


70° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Big Jackpot Generates Big Sales

August 15, 2012, 5:00 PM by Michaela Read

Big Jackpot Generates Big Sales
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

There's only one thing Larry Toft is feeling.

"Feeling lucky, you bet, feeling lucky," Toft said.

And apparently he's not the only one.

When the jackpot gets this big for the Powerball, stores like Lewis Drug get ready for a big rush.

"We will be spending a lot more time at our customer service booth today [Wednesday], we have a lot more people stopping in to make sure they have their chance at the big total," Lewis Store Manager Bob Deaton said.

The dollar amount isn't the only thing that's grown since no one won Saturday's drawing. Interest has too.

"Well we just came to get some stamps and saw the $320 million sign up there and we said 'well you can't win if we don't buy some tickets,'" Toft said.

And, whether it's with a group of coworkers or friends, a lot of people are increasing their odds by putting together a powerball pool.

"Anytime you see a total like this you see more people putting in a couple of bucks and trying to spread the chance of winning by spreading it over the people in the company," Deaton said.

But, just one ticket is enough for Toft. And even if he wins, he doesn't see much changing.

"My wife and I are retired already so we can't retire, probably find a good golf coach and see if he can teach me how to play better golf," Toft said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

SF Drug Ring Involved 220 lbs. Of Marijuana

8/27/2014 5:48 PM

Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...

Full Story | Watch
SF Mother, Daughter Admit To Large Drug Conspiracy

8/27/2014 10:54 AM

Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...

Full Story
Car vs. School Bus Crash Near Inwood, Iowa

8/26/2014 11:31 AM

Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.

Full Story
Speeding Suspect Arrested For Auto Theft, Other Charges

8/27/2014 10:05 PM

Sioux Falls Police have a man in custody after a driver attempted to elude authorities during a traffic stop.

Full Story
Lead Woman Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Child

8/30/2014 11:39 AM

A Lead woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Full Story


Events