Powerball frenzy: 'It's a waste of money, but why not dream?'

January 13, 2016 10:29 PM

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“Expect more than 500 additional guests on Wednesday = Huge sales potential,” advised a printout from corporate headquarters that's hanging near the register at a 7-Eleven in Glendale.

Store manager Elida Linares said she has seen well in excess of that number. Linares said the store had seen about 1,000 Powerball ticket buyers lining up throughout the day Wednesday, whereas a normal day might have only brought about a dozen, certainly fewer than 100.

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