Therisa Pearson and her brother Johnny Green traveled down Highway 231 South Monday morning to the Panhandle Package store to purchase a lottery ticket.
“Yeah I came down here to play the lottery,” Pearson said. ” I bought 15 tickets.”
Pearson wanted to make sure she has a chance at the $1.9 billion dollars up for grabs — the largest amount offered.
The Powerball jackpot has risen over the course of three months due to there not being a winner during the drawings.
If a winner is selected from this drawing, the winner can select to receive payments of 63 million over the next 29 years or a one-time cash value of 929 million dollars.
Pearson and her brother hope luck is on their side during Monday night’s drawing as they plan to bless others with the money.
“Buy some land for a homeless shelter for families in need and a place where they can be a family and not have to split up,” Pearson said.
Pearson has no problem traveling from Alabama to Florida since its so close to Dothan, but she’s patiently waiting on the state to get its head in the game and get a lottery.
Alabama is one of five states still without a lottery.
“It has come up and time has passed, I don’t know why we don’t have one,” She said. “If we did have one, it would be a good thing look at the roads Florida have they are beautiful and look at Alabama roads.”
The drawing for Monday will take place at 10:59 ET.