Powerball’s last big holdout has ended and the floodgates have opened. Now instead of driving all the way to Arizona, (Circle K is not a vacation destination, y’all) hopeful Californians can simply waltz into their local 7-11, fork over $2, and play what the Multi-State Lottery Association is calling “America’s Game.”

Never mind the astronomical odds against winning, as KCBS reports, we SFians have luck on our side and are ready to press it. Powerball tickets went on sale yesterday and many San Francisco shops reported lengthy lines even before they opened.

Wednesday night’s jackpot will be drawn in California instead of its usual Florida location to celebrate Powerball’s latest participating state. As of publication, the jackpot is up to $60 million.

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